Right now, as I write this, I am sitting on an empty 757-200 trying to deadhead to MCO in order to work the flight back. This is the wondrous assignment I got from airport alert... special, isn't it? Last I heard, the airport has indeed been closed for the next four hours and heaps of flights have been cancelled. Except this particular one to MCO. And - this is the kicker - our return flight is on time! HA! To all of you normal people that travel, your only expectation in the aviation industry should always be to expect nothing. Especially if you live someplace or are traveling somewhere with weather. Any kind of weather. Or traffic.
In a way, its kind of like dating. If you expect nothing, then you will be pleasantly surprised at all the good things... like when he meets you at the gate, or when your flight goes off without a hitch.
Living the dream, bitches. Living the dream.
(ATC update in an hour!)