Old Dec 4, 18, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by CPRich View Post
Would you leave the airport with a relative in that condition before the aircraft was wheels up?
Even that may not help. My parents were flying FLL-EWR the day before a cruise and some bad weather in NYC was wreaking havoc. I made them a backup booking for early the next morning (which would still get them to the ship on time). Eventually the FLL-EWR flight took off, several hours delayed (after their original flight was cancelled), but I said to myself "I'm not cancelling the backup until they LAND in EWR." Well, lo and behold, 10 minutes after takeoff, the crew noticed a problem with the radar and so the flight turns around, lands back in FLL and is then cancelled.

There are some things that you just can't control for...

In any event, the things people think they can get away with!
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