Thanks for the replies. I now have a much better understanding of some of the rules.
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Sorry your flight schedule was disrupted. The weather in the NE has been brutal this summer it seems. I know I have spent a large portion of many of my days sitting in the run up block or waiting at the gate due to the new DOT regs.
Yeah, I had quite a bit of change to my itinerary last Thursday evening. I was originally routed BDL-IAD-CMH, both on the last flight segments of the day for the respective cities. I got an EasyUpdate call at about 6 p.m. notifying me IAD-CMH was canceled. When I got to the airport, UA 818 was delayed to ORD so I could change my schedule to that flight, then connect to the last ORD-CMH flight of the day. Once I got to the gate, UA 818 was pushed further back and finally canceled, leaving me at BDL for the night. I ended up heading home on CO BDL-EWR-CMH in the morning. The CO check-in agent didn't have the easiest time with that either since UA issued me a paper ticket!
I knew leaving at 7:45 p.m. on a summer night to IAD meant the on-time chances were probably pretty slim, so I was definitely ready for it. The BDL-IAD flight actually did end up getting out pretty close to on-time from the gate because the a/c came from ORD where there was no weather.
It's funny when I tell people I love planes and they think I'm weird.