Originally Posted by JetBlast
Schlepped to JFK with two infants, their gear and our luggage yesterday. They told us all the way that flight was departing on time.
Spent 2 hours waiting to board, 4.5 hours on the plane going back and forth from runway to de-icing area (which of course is as far as humanly possible from the runway to make sure the wings get snowed and frosted by the time the aircraft is back in line for takeoff), then 5 hours inside the airport after they deplaned us and told us to wait for information only to tell us that the flight was now cancelled and that the luggage cannot be unloaded.
Airport was snowed in with no cabs, buses, trains or car service willing to come pick us up.
The positive is part is that I have some awesome friends. Called a buddy at one in the morning and asked him to get out of bed, go rent a car and come get us there because there was simply no other way. He's a good firend and I owe him one.
So 13 hours after leaving home, we were back home instead of in Paris. Did I mention the two 1 year-olds who had to go through this?