Only idiots fly through Chicago in the winter

It’s a long-held article of truth among frequent travelers that avoiding O’Hare in the winter is a good idea. Actually, it’s avoiding O’Hare period, since the summer brings nasty thunderstorms.

I, like a fool, have disregarded The Truth, and I am paying for it as I wait for my plane to arrive on a two-plus hour delay. How bad is it? Well, this snapshot of the American flight status boards should tell you. Yellow indications on the boards indicate delays. Of the six displays in the picture, the left five are for departures. 26 flights are departing on time, out of, oh, lots…

American Airlines flight departure displays

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