Being a hockey fan, I purchased a ticket to a Boston Bruins hockey game as I was preparing to take a trip to Boston for business one January. My flight was booked from Charleston, WV through Pittsburgh and on to Boston on the same day as the game. I knew I had enough time once I got to Boston to check in at the hotel and still have time for the game.
When we were almost to Pittsburgh, our pilot told us were in a holding pattern due to fog at the airport. After about an hour of circling, we were diverted to Akron/Canton, OH. When we got to Akron/Canton, the airport was fairly empty. But over the next few hours, additional flights began landing there as well, and the concourse (as small as it already was) was shoulder to shoulder. After being there a few hours, those headed to Pittsburgh were loaded onto charter buses for the trip to Pittsburgh so we would be one step closer to our destinations when the fog lifted.
When we arrived in Pittsburgh at 11pm, the fog still hadn’t lifted, and no flights were to be leaving that night. At 6am the next morning (after a sleepless night in the airport), I was given a First Class seat to Boston, and I was asleep before the flight left the ground. I arrived in Boston 13 hours after the Bruins game began, and still haven’t gotten to watch them play.