But I left out one of the most important lessons: avoid them in the first place. When you can possibly pull the plug on the trip before you begin, you probably should throw that option into the mix.
Wandering Aramean tweeted at me,
I still don’t believe you chose to fly in to an ice storm in Dallas. Seems like a bad decision all around.
My response was that I chose to fly the day that US Airways and America West merged their reservation systems, too!
In other words while I think I have pretty good strategies and approaches for dealing with problems as they arise, I’m probably too willing to push forward into the middle of situations that I know will get messy, in part because I think I can handle it.
(On the other hand I also tweeted my real motivation — “Delays/cancels at @dfwairport? Nah, I’m just working to establish residency at the @AmericanExpress Centurion lounge for state tax purposes!”)
But the truth is, with severe weather events as in global thurmonuclear war, the only way to win is not to play.
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