Escape From Atlanta to New York — Because of Snow?!?
A s the southeastern United States is gearing for what is being predicted as a major snowstorm later today and possibly extending into early tomorrow morning, I am on my way to South Africa — but my flight from Atlanta to New York was scheduled to depart later this evening after the snow would have already started, possibly delaying my flight…
…so I chose to change to an earlier flight to New York in order to have a greater chance of me meeting the flight operated by a different airline on a different itinerary so as not to take any chances.
Well, it turns out that the flight on which I am now a passenger has been delayed by almost a half hour. Not a problem, as I will still have several hours to spare in New York — which was not my original intention.
Let us just say that I am doing the greater Atlanta metropolitan area a favor: because I am leaving early, there should not be as much snow as originally predicted. Had I stayed and waited for the original flight on which I was supposed to be a passenger, then the greater Atlanta metropolitan area would have received a foot or more of accumulated snow.
I apologize for the quick posting here; but I am keeping my eyes and ears alert for updates while at the airport, which is quite crowded.