A few weeks ago I was flying to Seattle for work, out of Raleigh, NC. I had a connection in Dulles International Airport (IAD). It was the worst flying experience of my life.
My trip from Raleigh to IAD was delayed for an hour, and then when I got to IAD the **** started to hit the fan. I boarded the plane and we took off fine, but got diverted for reasons unknown to me. We landed in a tiny airport in the Northwest. It had one restaurant, and only a few gates. It was dreadful. It was the most passengers that airport has ever seen.
We finally take off again, on a new plane, but this time we land in Seattle. I’ve already had one delay and one diverted flight. That should be enough, but no.
On the way home I was delayed yet again. I got on the flight and we landed in IAD. As I get to the gate everything is uneventful. But when I got in line to board, suddenly the flight got canceled for reasons unknown to me. They rerouted me to Chicago, and then to Charlotte (I’d land in Charlotte, and fly again to Raleigh).
From there I went Chicago-Charlotte-Raleigh. Those flights were uneventful, but I spent more time in airports than I actually did on my business trip.