did anybody here manage to get away with flying non-rev this holiday? i was set for SBN
on the 27th on a DL
buddy pass (S4) and made it no further than CVG
. i spent all day skipping between A, B, and C before finally giving up. i spent 11 hours there and called it a night. the closest i got on the standby list was #12 or so. i spent the day wandering around with 4 other standby folks (S2s, 3s, and 4s). anybody know why they don't utilize larger aircraft on the route during the holidays? we were either waiting for an MD88 or a B732 with a few CR1s thrown in the mix. we were denied any route to MCO
from any city, along with flying to TPA
, etc. they told us there was no shot of getting in due to overbooking, etc. i tried everything i could, including eplaining to them that i'm an insulin dependant diabetic and that my supplies were in MCO
. they slapped me on the wrist for not carrying everything in my carryon bag and told me they couldn't do anything for me. for the first time since i was born, i'm stuck in SBN
while my family and friends are enjoying the florida weather!
i'm just wondering if anybody managed to pull it off to a high demand market, not to hear people say "you shouldn't have flown S4
during the holidays." i'm well aware of that fact, so i don't need anybody reminding me of it.