So I’m standing by for a flight to Vegas early tomorrow morning, and I’m faced with two options: either I can fly TPA-IAD-LAS leaving at 5:40AM, or I can fly TPA-ORD-LAS leaving at 6:23AM. I just called United to ask about the loads, and the agent insists both TPA-IAD and IAD-LAS look pretty full. I’m not too worried about TPA-IAD, but IAD-LAS is basically sold out, so standing by for that might be a challenge. TPA-ORD-LAS, on the other hand, has plenty of availability.
Unfortunately there’s a travel advisory for Chicago, as they’re expecting bad weather tomorrow. That could mean a really messy trip.
I think I’ll stick with TPA-IAD-LAS and hope for the best, since weather looks clear there tomorrow. I’ll ask again at the airport tomorrow morning, and if ORD-LAS still shows as on-time and IAD-LAS packed, I’ll just go with Chicago.