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Sun Dec 18, 2016, 01:18 AM

Apropros of nothing political . . .

Been at Denver airport since noon, our weather had cleared but there have been multiple delays with flights from other areas. Our departure was changed several times, then the gate was changed twice. The connecting flight FINALLY arrived, then they announced that the flight crew was being sent to another plane and our flight was cancelled. They sent us to the customer service desk, and the line is literally the length of the terminal. Meanwhile, I had to get out of line to find a place to plug in my portable oxygen machine to recharge it; absolute necessity. So, here I sit. No idea what's going to happen, I don't even know where to retrieve my checked luggage. At this hour, the shuttles are no longer running to my town, and the only hotel at the airport is like $800 a night. I'm guessing it's going to be a verrrrry long, uncomfortable night. Fingers crossed that something good will happen by morning, but there's not even a place to stretch out. At the moment, I'm cussing quietly to myself, but that's likely to change soon. I was really looking forward to being in Seattle!

Pardon my waaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.........

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Reply Apropros of nothing political . . . (Original post)
madamesilverspurs Dec 2016 OP
uppityperson Dec 2016 #1
KamaAina Dec 2016 #2
madamesilverspurs Dec 2016 #3
KamaAina Dec 2016 #4
madamesilverspurs Dec 2016 #6
KamaAina Dec 2016 #5
madamesilverspurs Dec 2016 #7
Warpy Dec 2016 #8
madamesilverspurs Dec 2016 #10
Maru Kitteh Dec 2016 #9
madamesilverspurs Dec 2016 #11

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 01:21 AM

1. :(

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 01:22 AM

2. The only hotel at DIA is $800 a night?

 

Aren't there lots of them down Pena Blvd. that shuttle to DIA?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 01:26 AM

3. Ain't none of 'em

in my price range. And the airline isn't likely to cough up any room fares for the hundreds of people they just stranded. And I still don't have my luggage, so there's that, too. Yeah, I'm grumpy.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 01:30 AM

4. Wasn't DIA supposed to be less susceptible to weather shutdowns than Stapleton?

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 01:41 AM

6. Our weather is fine.

It's the incoming connections from back east that are bollixing everything. Still frustrating, though!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 01:33 AM

5. Is the new rail thing still running?

 

Could you find a place to stay in town?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 01:42 AM

7. I'm not up to the hike to the terminal.

And friends are working on getting here to fetch me, once I find my luggage that is.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 02:09 AM

8. Just don't take a puddlejumper flight down to Albuquerque

to catch a plane here. Small planes over the Rockies are no joke.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 03:24 AM

10. Took a small commuter to ABQ

for a class reunion a few years back. The flight was short, but definitely more bouncy than I'm used to.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 02:34 AM

9. If you end up getting routed through Kalispell let me know!

I have a nice fire going, some brownies in the oven and I make a mean hot toddy. We can ship you out to Seattle in the morning.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 18, 2016, 03:25 AM

11. NOW you tell me!

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