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Hello All,

I just wanted to share my story, and Hope and pray this dont happen to anyone else..(If it has, I feel for you!)

My SO was on his way to New York JFK airport from Cairo Egypt..The flight was very long anyway, but as you know when ur traveling by plane you have no concept of time, and it just seems to drag anyway..Well, when he got to the airport the weather had gotten bad, so his flight to Indy was cancelled.. :crying: I had no idea what to do, so ofcourse I was frantic, and on the phone with the airlines half the nite, trying to get a flight out of there as soon as I could..Needless to say I could do nothing..The weather prevented flights from leaving and nothing open til tonite, they couldnt even get him a hotel room, they were all booked up...He has a flight booked for tonite leaving around 9pm, but I really had my hopes set on spending the nite with him last nite..I could just imagine how he felt, sitting here in another country, dont know anyone, and cant call out on his phone, cant leave the airport, and absolutely nothing to do..OMG I would be stark raving mad..Nope, not him, everytime I have heard from him he is calm cool and collected..He says everything is going fine..I got him a calling card, so he can call me, but I felt so helpless I could do no more for him..I am just asking for a few more prayers tonite, that he makes it the second leg of his trip with no more delays..What a nitemare, but this too shall pass..Patience is a virtue!!

Thanks for listening and GOD bless us all!


Hesham&Tanya

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Aww bless him for his calmness through all of this. He did fine, you should relax and be proud of him. Forget the bad now and look forward to your reunion, not much longer now!

BTW, when my husband came he was delayed at the JFK airport too for about 6 hours. Not fun at all I tell ya! But those are mere distant memories now that he has been here for well over a year.


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Same thing happened to me coming from Amman. I spent all those hours on the plane and arrived around 4:30pm. I arrived to messages on my phone saying my flight had been cancelled and that I was rescheduled for the next day. I don't know anyone in New York and I have never been outside the airport in New York before. I spent two hours calling every hotel in New York City to try to find one with a vacancy because so many flights were cancelled. When I found one it was over an hour away so the taxi fees were nearly $100 (one way) and I had to pay $350 for the room. The flight they put me on was for the next morning at 7:30am. I called a taxi extra early in the morning, but the company decided to wait an hour and a half to send it out to me. I ended up missing my flight by the time I got to the airport and had to be rescheduled again for a 10:30am flight out of LGA. This meant another ride and hauling all my stuff again. God, I was so glad to get home. Being in New York alone with no idea of anything is hard for me, I can't imagine how your husband feels. It is really great he is staying so calm.

I hope he makes it safely tonight and you have a happy reunion.


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Perhaps I am wrong, but if they cancelled it that late aren't they responsible to get you a hotel and a ride to and from? We had an issue in Casa and was late for our flight out of New York. They put us all up in a hotel for the night.


'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'

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Hope your husband arrives tonight safe and sound. Like M4E said, it's terrible when you are in the middle of it, but a few months from now it will be a distant memory. My husband and I still laugh about the things that were so horrid at the time, but are way in the past now.


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If the problem is weather related, they don't have to do anything.


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So sorry to hear that Tanya

i hope that everything will work out for him and he will be home soon without more problems (F)


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The same thing happened to my auntie and cousins, they are coming home from NY to the Philippines. They were stucked in the airport for 9 hours. The connecting flights were all in trouble also. They came here 17 hours later.

But those delays were due to the storm in NY. We can't do anything about it..


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Well, the nitemare is over now..THANK YOU GOD!!! The reunion was wonderful, Thank GOD I had my friend with me, because we couldnt stop kissing all the way home, we were so happy to be in each others arms again...What Delay??? Talk about distant memories, the moment I saw him I forgot what I was so freaked out about..hahahahaha!!! (I think he did too, but he was ready to come home) The funny thing is, he looked like he had just stepped out of a magazine, no one sign of an overnite wait at any airport..hahaha!

I am very proud of him for holding up so well, he is a trooper..So patient and calm..He said he even ventured around the airport all those hours..I would have stayed right in my seat..hahahaha! I too was stuck in that airport when I went to Egypt, but only for 8 hours, that was nothing...(and I found my gate and stayed in my seat except to go to the bathroom...hahaha!) I guess we cant control the weather, and like I said patience is a virtue, and IT WAS WELL WORTH EVERY SECOND OF THE WAIT!!!!!

He is home sleepin like a baby now, unfortunately I had to come to work...

Everyone Have a great day....AND YES IF UR WAITING FOR UR LOVED ONE TO COME HOME ITS WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!!! Just like everyone on here that has been reunited says!!!!!

God Bless All

Tanya


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Well, the nitemare is over now..THANK YOU GOD!!! The reunion was wonderful, Thank GOD I had my friend with me, because we couldnt stop kissing all the way home, we were so happy to be in each others arms again...What Delay??? Talk about distant memories, the moment I saw him I forgot what I was so freaked out about..hahahahaha!!! (I think he did too, but he was ready to come home) The funny thing is, he looked like he had just stepped out of a magazine, no one sign of an overnite wait at any airport..hahaha!

I am very proud of him for holding up so well, he is a trooper..So patient and calm..He said he even ventured around the airport all those hours..I would have stayed right in my seat..hahahaha! I too was stuck in that airport when I went to Egypt, but only for 8 hours, that was nothing...(and I found my gate and stayed in my seat except to go to the bathroom...hahaha!) I guess we cant control the weather, and like I said patience is a virtue, and IT WAS WELL WORTH EVERY SECOND OF THE WAIT!!!!!

He is home sleepin like a baby now, unfortunately I had to come to work...

Everyone Have a great day....AND YES IF UR WAITING FOR UR LOVED ONE TO COME HOME ITS WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!!! Just like everyone on here that has been reunited says!!!!!

God Bless All

Tanya

awe congratulations im so happy for u guys.........and tell him welcome to the USA :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Well, the nitemare is over now..THANK YOU GOD!!! The reunion was wonderful, Thank GOD I had my friend with me, because we couldnt stop kissing all the way home, we were so happy to be in each others arms again...What Delay??? Talk about distant memories, the moment I saw him I forgot what I was so freaked out about..hahahahaha!!! (I think he did too, but he was ready to come home) The funny thing is, he looked like he had just stepped out of a magazine, no one sign of an overnite wait at any airport..hahaha!

I am very proud of him for holding up so well, he is a trooper..So patient and calm..He said he even ventured around the airport all those hours..I would have stayed right in my seat..hahahaha! I too was stuck in that airport when I went to Egypt, but only for 8 hours, that was nothing...(and I found my gate and stayed in my seat except to go to the bathroom...hahaha!) I guess we cant control the weather, and like I said patience is a virtue, and IT WAS WELL WORTH EVERY SECOND OF THE WAIT!!!!!

He is home sleepin like a baby now, unfortunately I had to come to work...

Everyone Have a great day....AND YES IF UR WAITING FOR UR LOVED ONE TO COME HOME ITS WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!!! Just like everyone on here that has been reunited says!!!!!

God Bless All

Tanya

I know how hard it is to work, but to be honest after a long flight, uncomfortable wait in the airport, and finally getting here I am sure he is exhausted. If you were there you would probably be so antsy while he was sleeping, waiting for him to wake up.

I went into work the day my hubby got here, and he slept almost the entire time I was gone, so I was glad I did. I would have been a basket case trying to wait.


'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'

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