My son, a college freshman visiting NYC from Austin, Texas, is like Charlie on the MTA- will he ever return? Who knows- he's stuck in NYC with the Austin Blues Again!
On Wednesday, March 14, he tried to get to JFK for a Delta flight- his cab driver couldn't find the Delta terminal- he arrived 45 minutes before the flight with only a carry-on and was not allowed to board ("not one hour early:"). Delta wanted an extra $540 to get him out the next day.
Thursday: We switched to our ex-favorite airline Southwest! Paid lots for a Thursday flight. He got to LGA 2 hours early. Southwest wouldn't let him on the plane!!! Terrorist? NO. They said they had a problem with their connection in Houston and so wouldn't let him travel. He said, "I'll go to Houston. I paid for my ticket. I'll get off there and stay at a friends. SWA said, "NOPE, we sold your ticket before you got here." His sister found out the flight was already oversold.
Friday: He got to LGA at 6 AM for a flight. Spent 4 hours in a plane and was finally told the filght was cancelled. They offered him a flight on Tuesday.
LATE BREAKING NEWS: He is still in NYC trying to get home.
How bad is this????
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