It was an insane travel day. What should have been smooth sailing - after all, Pittsburgh was clear and mild, so why would Atlanta, a southern city, be any different? But it was crazy! This day would set the tone for the next 48 hours. Basically, Atlanta had a freak snow storm, and being a southern girl myself (raised in Nashville) I am well aware that the south comes to a stand-still with a single snow flake. So leaving Pittsburgh was delayed about 1 1/2 hours, and arriving in Atlanta...well, that delay was significantly longer. A flight that was scheduled to depart at 5:15 pm ended up being delayed to 6:30, then 7:30...we finally were allowed to board the plane at 7:30, but because of the many flights heading to Europe, and FAA regulations giving these priority, our spot in queue for the de-icing was pushed back such that we weren't in the air until more than 5 hours later, at 10:30!
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