Ed-vise: Flight Cancelled

A Franco Harris GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, Franco “Immaculate Reception” Harris has passed away at 71. Great running back for Pittsburgh. A genuine legend of the gridiron. That reception is really a cool play to watch. You will be missed Mr. Harris.

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Lots of travel going on these days. Lots of flights getting cancelled.

On the news last night they talked about flights getting cancelled in advance. WHAT?!?! Yup, just the airline deciding to cancel flights before they have a chance to, well, cancel the flight.

Now, when an airline does cancel your flight, there are things you can do. Things that the airlines MUST do as far as reimburse you and put you up for the night. However, YOU must be proactive on stuff like that. If you don’t bring it to their attention, they won’t do SHIT! Why? Because they suck! ALL OF THEM! But, they are a necessary evil.

So, What Would You Do if your flight were cancelled?

Well, let me give you a bit of Ed-vise on this as I have been on the receiving end of a cancelled flight.

Hopefully, you have your carry-on (ONE GODDAMIT!). In it I make sure to put my toothbrush, change of socks, change of chonies, maybe a snack or two. There is something about having a fresh pair of socks, a fresh change of chonies, and fresh breath that makes things seem OK. At least for me.

Remember, you already have the most important thing for you: your wallet. If travelling international, your passport as well. Trust me, if you have those things, you will be OK. Phone or laptop, that just puts you on the next level.

Now, keep in mind that the people that work for the airlines are just that…PEOPLE. They have a patience level much like your own. Getting pissed off at them does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! ZERO! ZIP! ZILCH! NADDA! In fact there is a very high probability that your issue will receive the OPPOSITE of your goal if you get pissed at them.

As was said in Demolition Man starring Sylvester Stallone: “Enhance your calm.”

More likely than not, the airline will take care of you. In some way shape or form. No need to get pissed at the person behind the counter.

When you end up being put in a hotel, get on your mobile device ASAP. Start looking for a room close to the airport. If the hotel is in the airport, start there. Get that room reserved right away. If you wait, you will end up far away from the airport and losing out on precious sleep. Trust me on that.

Last “trick of the trade.” Pay attention to the delays going on with your plane and pay attention to the time. Here’s the thing: Pilots can only fly so many hours. That flight time also includes time they are on the ground. That number is a hard number. Meaning they will NOT exceed that number.

I think if your flight starts getting delay after delay, after delay, you should ask the desk if the pilots will have enough time for the flight OR will they need to bring in new pilots. If they tell you “New Pilots,” get on your mobile device and start looking for a hotel IF it is after 5pm (recommendation). I don’t think it costs much to have the hotel hold a room. Plus, it will pay off for you and your family.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember if you catch your kid chewing on electrical cords, punish them by…GROUNDING THEM! HAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHA…it makes them CONDUCT THEMSELVES! That’s SHOCKING!


Published by edhlaw

Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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