|Quoting RJpieces (Reply 2):|
Why would they put XLD as the arrival gate? The flight status showed no indication of it being cancelled...And it seems very unlikely that they would cancel a very common flight on a route with hourly service 24+ hours in advance.
I can't answer the "why", but I can tell you for SURE that "Gate XLD" = a cancelled flight ... it could be an error, but better be safe that sorry : I'd pick up the phone and give good ol' DL
(since this sounds like a DL
thing) a call ... if it's not DL
, obviously call whoever your airline is ...
Other odd gates? "Gate DLN" (I think) ... saw that on a flight listing to MSY
just after Katrina, the relief flight in question was staging from Delta North (the MX
hangar) .... makes me wonder if there's a "Gate TOC" to go with it ...
Lastly - your ARRIVAL gate is "XLD", but you still have a departure gate at your departure airport ?
That's just plain weird. I repeat above advice : pick up the phone and call ... might save you time if indeed the flight is not operating ...
If you are flying Delta and are a Skymiles member, make SURE your Skymiles number is attached to your ticket, and your profile is current.
Delta will almost always call you if your flight is cancelled, usually to tell you what flight they've already rebooked you on, or whatever other options you have available. Several times I've actually had them catch me before I even left for the airport, in cases of really bad weather in ATL