The title of a recently released CNN article is “BAD weather + hordes of passengers = MESSY Thanksgiving travel” (Web-site/URL: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/27/travel/weather-thanksgiving/index.html?hpt=hp_t1).
“A strong storm struck much of the eastern United States on Wednesday (November 27, 2013), COMPLICATING holiday travel plans for many of the 43 million Americans who filled the nation’s highways, airports, and train and bus stations”. It’s as if our lives AREN’T “complicated” enough already.
According to Harold Rothman, “I was very happy I booked the day I did” on NOVEMBER 26, 2013. “Because if I booked tomorrow (November 27 2013), I’d PROBABLY (?) be DELAYED” or worse even have his flight CANCELLED.
“JetBlue COO Rob Maruster told CNN affiliate WCBS in New York”, “Let’s face it: With 80% of our airplanes touching THE CONGESTED Northeast, we’re acutely aware that THINGS CAN GO WRONG RELATIVELY QUICKLY“. Maruster should know about things “things (going) wrong” shouldn’t he? JetBlue, of course, is the airline that made passengers WAIT ON THE TARMAC FOR 7 HOURS WITH NO EXPLANATION in 2011 (Web-site/URL: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/1031/JetBlue-flight-sits-on-tarmac-for-seven-hours.-Will-anyone-be-fined).
In a statement, Amtrak said: “Rail travel remains one of the most reliable and COMF transportation options, especially in weather conditions that NEGATIVELY impact other modes“. This is true, in addition to being a MARKETING/SALES PITCH.
Finally, Ellie Hall tweeted early Wednesday (November 27 2013): QUIET CAR. WINDOW seat. POLITE seatmate. I have hit the Amtrak travel trifecta. #BLESSED“. Positive comments about this HORRID weather have been THE EXCEPTION rather than the norm.
To conclude, we have our latest “travel MESS” and it always seems to occur at the WORST possible time.