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Stuck Outside Of Ontario With The Vegas Blues Again

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Camp Rusty, Apr 9, 2016.

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  1. Camp Rusty

    Camp Rusty Low-Roller

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    Wife just diverted to Ontario CA from Vegas.......she was on a flight from BWI to Vegas to connect on to Seattle.

    There is rainstorm happening now, the Doppler shows a cell constantly forming almost directly over McCarran. Guess there is flash flooding, warnings, the whole shebang. The plane had circled the area around Vegas for a bit, the weather didn't mitigate and the fuel decision was made to go to Ontario.

    Apparently now the pilot's available hours just timed out and they are not finding any pilots available out of Ontario. She is a little bummed, well, more than a little, she had planned on playing some slots at the airport, then connecting and home for a party here in Seattle. Now they have no idea what is going to happen. She may get out of Ontario to Seattle on another flight.....but the Vegas-bound passengers are stuck.

    The natives are becoming quite restless she said......helluva' way to spend your first Vegas day in Ontario....not that there is anything wrong with Ontario (that I know of )..... but certainly a lack of Casinos, free booze, and strippers.

    My understanding is that now airlines don't even have to pay for food/hotels unless it's a mechanical problem.....weather is not a compensated situation. Is that the case, anybody know ?

    Anyway.....looks like I will be attending the party solo :thumbsdown:
     
  2. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Make sure she doesn't get so frustrated that she mixes the Texas medicine with railroad gin!

    Bummer for Mrs. Rusty (and probably an even bigger bummer for the Vegas-bound folks)!
     
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    fenway68 High-Roller

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    Yes it's true. My parents missed a flight due to what was reported as weather (wasn't at all) but that's what they put in the computer (dad said it was dry as a bone in St Marteen and Miami where they connected. They just got a late start and miscalculated fuel. But they said it was raining. Screwed.


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  4. Coyot247

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    I live 5 minutes away from Ontario airport.. Tell the passengers to come on over. I have plenty of booze and I could strip for them if that's what they really want.
     
  5. Camp Rusty

    Camp Rusty Low-Roller

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    Coyot.....I will send out a group page !

    So....the update......flight arrived 4:20 PM......way to late for her to make the connector. Glad everyone else finally arrived to play, but the evening went south from there for any flights.

    I know it sounds great but she is stuck there until Monday....that was all SW could do for a guaranteed flight out. She has meetings Monday morning that really can't be missed, hopefully she can do them by teleconference but in person for her position is much preferred. She can spend the day at the airport tomorrow for standby but that's brutal so she just said screw it, might as well take the sure thing Monday and avoid the frustration and boredom.

    She has a room at the swimming pool that is the Linq, and is hot on some Pai Gow. Best be doing well as SW is not paying for a thing so she is in it for transportation to and from, the room, food.....everything and though we can afford it, it really isn't in the budget right now. Plus I'm not there :grrr:

    I understand the airlines can't control the weather but this sort of sucks. Oh well.....better stuck in Vegas than a lot of other places, a chance to win back the added expense :beer:
     
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