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Are the “Airline Gods” trying to tell me something? My AA mileage run has turned into a direct flight home on United…..my hometown airline. I think it might be a sign. Due to the tornadoes and storms in DFW last night, all Hell has broken loose on the AA network, especially with flights going through Dallas. I was not surprised in the least when I was automatically re-booked on an AA flight going SFO-LAX-IAH instead of SFO-DFW-IAH, but I was not thrilled at the prospect of a 1:05AM landing, since I do want to see my kiddo today. The awesome AA Twitter folks were trying to help me since the hold times on the phone were insane.
In the meantime, I headed to the airport and was re-booked on a direct United flight SFO-IAH that will get me in before 3PM. I can still pick my kid up from daycare! I have no clue what my chances are of original routing credit to get the DEQM bonus for flying DFW-SFO-DFW since the airline moved me to another airline, and another route. I will certainly try to get the original credit, especially since that was one of the main points of the trip. However, the important part is that I get home safely. I know full well that mileage runs aren’t really meant for families, but this just highlights that. I can’t say I will never do it again, but I certainly will not be a regular mileage runner anytime soon. It’s just not worth it in most cases.
San Francisco was great though, and I can’t wait to get back here (and share some details of the Grand Hyatt San Francisco!). Thanks AA for helping get me home today – even if it was on a United flight.