I always fly to my Dad's house for Christmas. I've never experienced a delay before either. On Wednesday I experienced my first delay. Was it fun? Yes, but only because I'm pretty sure I lost my mind while waiting.
When we got to the airport the screen said my plane would arrive at 10:05 pm instead of 8:05 pm. It wasn't raining all that much on my way to the airport, but I guess there was some rain somewhere that delayed us.
My Mom and I walked to the terminal with the expensive shops and I got a chocolate croissant at Au Bon Pain. As we did that, my Dad called telling us to try to get me on an earlier flight. That didn't work out too well for us. Which I didn't mind all that much at that time.
Around 11 pm my flight finally came in. Only a few people got off. After all it was a connecting flight. They told us people, who were patiently waiting to leave the airport, that the plane had been struck by lightening. That meant that we were going absolutely no where. So after they got every single person off the plane they announced the lightening thing again and then said that at 12:45 am another flight would take us where we were going.
We finally left around 1:30 am and I arrived at the destination around 3:30 am. I got off the plane and met up with my Dad and Grandpa. They waited with me at the baggage claim. They couldn't find our baggage for half an hour. So we finally left around 4 am. I finally got to my Dad's house around 6 am.
So over all that was a long day/night. I was awake for most of it until I got on the plane too. Which definitely made me go insane. I like to be in bed by 9 pm when I've been at school all day. So I definitely was sleep deprived. It definitely was an experience though.
I hope you guys had a good holiday!