Although there’s a temporary break today, it’s been snowing seemingly non-stop in Vancouver and it’s wonderful. It’s the light fluffy type of snow and the depth accumulated at NPY’s walkway is one foot!
It has also brought upon me some nail-biting agitation about the state of my flight(s) home starting at 11:59 p.m. on the eve of Christmas Eve. There’s not much to know when there is more than 24 hours until my flight. Reports are flooding in that I am tuned to of friends and friends of friends being stranded in airports across North America in their attempt to leave or arrive in Vancouver.
Two years ago, I also flew out at midnight on Christmas Eve and connected through Montreal and we were half an hour delayed leaving Vancouver. I missed my connecting flight to Halifax and for the first time in my life, I was flying on standby, watching packed aircraft take off and wondering how many more to go before there was a seat for me. In total, I was six hours delayed on a seven-hour journey!
Let’s hope things clear up for long enough for my flight home to be smooth, okay?