but there are no flights to Chicago from Little Rock or Memphis today, due to weather. Here’s what I wrote in my travel journal:
For the last 2 days, American has been canceling flights for maintenance reasons. At midnight, my flight to O’Hare was still scheduled.
At 5:30 this morning it was not.
So . . . after 2 non-productive hours on the phone, we are headed to Little Rock so I can be the person in front of the desk who receives attention instead of the person on the phone who does not.
I did talk to a wonderful woman named Valerie at American Air in Memphis.
I’m wearing my black slinky clothes that H bought me.
It is raining.
It is still raining.
I am still wearing my black slinky clothes that H bought me.
I am not — however — planning to leave for Italy today. All flights from Little Rock and Memphis to Chicago and Dallas have been canceled or were already full from the overflow of previous canceled flights. There is a flight scheduled to leave tomorrow morning at 10:40 that will go to O’Hare and then straight to Paris. It will arrive at 8:40 on Saturday.