I just did my second weekeday CET junket to Atlantic City from Pittsburgh (Monday-Thursday), this time staying at Harrah's. It was an excellent trip, filled with good meals and minimal gambling losses. The purpose of this post is NOT to cast these junkets in a negative light (I would gladly do it again!) but rather to provide others an opportunity to know WHAT to expect when Republic Airlines has difficulty fulfilling its obligations to CET. Our scheduled departure out of PIT was 8/3 at 9:30 am. At around 8 pm the previous night I get a call from the casino informing me that the flight time had been changed to 2:30 pm. (No reason was given, but I learned from the NCM host later that Republic Airlines decided to schedule maintenance on the plane.) I was pleasantly surprised to see a fairly full plane; I think there were 67 on board. Not much of story yet, until we get to departure day... Departure day was Thursday 8/6. Our bags were to be picked up between 9 and 10 am from our room. Check out time is noon of course. We were told to meet at 4:15 p.m. to get our bags, expecting to board the bus for a 7 pm return flight. No bags came out. Instead we were summoned together and told that there was a maintenance issue with the aircraft and there was no plane for us. Our rooms had been re-instituted (and in most cases moved). We were to march together to VIP check in to get key cards. Additionally we were given a $50 per person food comp on our rooms. We would fly out late morning the next day (the plane we boarded was actually the Friday-Sunday Pittsburgh junket coming in). See the handout we received: I was thrilled and saw it as free vacation. Obviously, some others in the group were less than pleased. A reminder then that since these junkets include air travel, don't expect any less chance of chaos than from commercial air travel. At least know that CET will take better care of you than other travel options..