Quick travel story: I’m in San Francisco, and when I arrived at the airport for my 215 flight I was told that an earlier flight was delayed but would depart at 1230. I could get on it, but I would have a middle seat (they were not going to charge me for standing by on an earlier flight for reasons I didn’t question). I decided to stay on my current flight because (and I never, ever do this, but I decided I needed a treat), I would use some miles to upgrade on my United PS flight.
So, I skipped the middle seat in coach at 1230 (arrive at 930pm) to take business on my flight at 215 (arrive at 1030).
Well, no good deed goes unpunished: my flight is now delayed until 345 (midnight arrival).
Question: How delayed must my flight be before I accept that I should’ve taken the middle seat? I won’t get home til close to 1am as it is. I feel like I’m approaching that point now.
Damn you, middle seat!