Snowed in at Newark

And it sucks.  Mostly because I found alternate flight options and the folks at Continental were unwilling to rebook them and then when I finally found someone who would the flights were sold out.  But that’s just part of the fun.

Trying to get to Las Vegas out of anywhere in the Washington, DCBoston area and not having much luck at all.  Sure, I found options.  The first couple were even codeshare partners with Continental.  But the first call got disconnected after 30 minutes and the second was a rather unhelpful agent.  The third got me a helpful agent but in the intervening 90 minutes all the flight options had disappeared.  Not good at all.

Still trying to find other options but the well appears to have gone dry.  I’m not happy about it at all.

At least I got to watch the cool snow melting machine in operation here at Newark:

UPDATE (11:07am): My original flight was reinstated and I got a better seat out of the deal.  Now just delayed 4 hours.  Here’s hoping it actually flies…

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. Argh, what was I thinking when I booked next weekend’s flight to Newark? Should have spent a bit more and gone the other way, to Hawaii. Oh wait, United DBC (free ticket for bump) is only for lower 48). Still, what was I thinking!?

  2. I am confused. Why doesn’t the Water just FREEZE once it is melted from Snow and the water pours out of the truck.

  3. The water was still steaming hot coming out of the huge melting machine and was going straight to the storm drains (just off screen on the right). I’ve seen these things in action before but this was the first time I remembered to take pictures. They are pretty cool.

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