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Two Flights and Many Hours Later… | Correr Es Mi Destino
10:30 p.m., Toronto Pearson International Airport. It's late and shops are closing but Gate E is still packed with tired passengers waiting for their flight. We will hopefully board soon. It's been a long day—it's still a long day, it's far from being over. Like last year, we wondered if our Ottawa-Toronto flight would be delayed or even cancelled altogether because of the weather. We've had so many "special weather statement in effect" throughout December that chances were, it would snow the day we will leave. And it did. Big fluffy snowflakes fell all day with a total accumulation of several centimetres of snow and made roads dangerously slippery. "Is the flight still scheduled?" I checked the status of departing flights from Ottawa Airport several times online as the hours ticked by at home. Many flights were cancelled, many more were delayed but our 7:00 Air Canada flight to Toronto was officially "on time." Of course, it'd be delayed. No domestic flight from Ottawa has ever been