I blame my flight attendant.
When I flew this trip two weeks ago we had weather cancellations and an aborted takeoff.
This week we had massive weather cancellations...but no aborted takeoff....yet.
All my flying on day 2 was cancelled due to weather. All day spent in the Wingate.
Today I was supposed to fly two legs...one to base and one to a different overnight.
I woke up and had the same breakfast I had yesterday. If I ever need a new career I make a PERFECT Belgian waffle.
After breakfast I noticed the second leg was pulled off as weather would delay my first flight. I let my wife know I would be home tonight and could pick up my daughter from daycare. She let me daughter know the good news and both were very excited.
Originally had a 10:50AM van.
There was a huge line of weather moving across the country.
My Captain called and said the new van time was 11:25AM. Then later it moved to 12:10PM. Then 12:55PM. Then 1:15PM. That last one stuck.
I let my wife know I would not be able to pick up my daughter as she would be done with work before I landed.
To make matters worse the morning kick off flight was delayed due to a mechanical. The next flight was ours. The inbound plane had 2 mechanics on board to fix the issue. Lots of upset passengers waiting around.
Finally in the van. Two and a half days at the Wingate was enough. I pack a few meals and was happy to have them to avoid going out in the rain.
Fairly easy flight. Lots of constant light turbulence. Fought a 150 knot headwind. Landed 3 hours late.
Happy to be home and live in base.
My Captain commutes, he headed off to a hotel.
We all go back tomorrow for a quick 2 hour turn.
I like the Wingate...it's a decent hotel.....but I am happy my February has zero overnights at a Wingate....oh and I will have a different flight attendant too!