We are flying from Columbus to Moscow via Washington DC today. In theory, anyhow.
At the Columbus airport for a 2:15 flight. BUT, and this is a very big but, a mechanical issue causes us to be delayed.
Then the snow that is falling (Columbus was expecting 1 to 3 inches today) requires de-icing of the plane. Then people in the plane begin missing connections and wanting off the plane. This means paperwork by the flight crew and unloading of luggage.
Then the snowfall was too heavy to allow us to take off. Then more people decided to bail out. Then we needed another round of de-icing.
Result: Three hour delay, missed connection in DC, and a night in the Dulles Holiday Inn. This time on our nickel because United determined that we were delayed by WEATHER even though we would have left on time and made our connection if we had not had the mechanical issue.
I have a spare pair of underwear. The hotel gave us complimentary toothbrushes and toothpaste. I some sort of wipes to remove my mascara tonight, but have no makeup, other than lip gloss, for tomorrow. I guess we are all sleeping commando.
I don't have a comb.
Maybe I can get one at the front desk in the morning.
Waiting... - *In October on Manezh Square, outside of the Kremlin* It's the final countdown until the Olympics... Here's a link to an article that was in the "Russia ...
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