I had originally planned on flying to Chicago on Dec 25th and returning on the 30th, but then a few days ago I started to get a bad feeling about the weather. Now, I am usually NOT one to bail on things just because of "weather" but this was sounding REALLY bad. We saw a news report on Monday about how flights had been cancelled for 3 days at Sea-Tac because of the storm, my friend Katie has been trying to fly out of Sea-Tac since Sunday, and my friends Phil and Doris are trapped in Hawaii and can’t get back home (Seattle).
Then I checked the United Airlines web site today (thanks, Travelocity!) and found out there are TWO storm advisories in effect: one in Seattle and one in Chicago.
And that did it. I called and had them put my ticket on hold, and thankfully because of the storm they won’t charge me to change the ticket!!! (I told the woman I’ll probably just fly back in January and she was like, "Yah, but it’ll probably be snowing in Chicago then too" and I was like, "Yah, but at least it won’t be snowing HERE also.")