Rebooking A Cancelled Flight

Sometimes, your flight gets cancelled the night before you’re supposed to fly out to watch your friends get married, and you have to scramble and call the airline (in my case, Delta), to get yourself on to another flight. The original flight I had was leaving at noon, and was going to land in Dallas a little after 3 p.m., which would give me plenty of time to check myself into the hotel and settle in before the rehearsal dinner at 7 p.m. A noon flight would also mean I could wake up at a normal-ish hour and take my time getting to the airport. That all got thrown out the window after my flight was cancelled. Here were my two options.

A) Board a flight at 9 a.m., and get to Texas by 1 p.m.—maybe grab some lunch before checking into my hotel at 3 p.m., and then hanging out until the rehearsal dinner at 7 p.m.
Pro: I get to take my time and settle in after landing in Dallas.
Con: I don’t get to take my time in the morning, because I need to make sure I get to the airport on time.

B) Fly in first class to Atlanta, have a brief layover, and then fly in first class to Dallas, landing a little after 5 p.m., which would give me just enough time to get to the hotel, check in, and then rush over to the rehearsal dinner.
Pro: I have never flown first class, and here is my chance.
Con: I may be a tiny bit late to the rehearsal dinner.

Which one would you choose?

I chose option A.



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