By Peter Greenberg
I love the term "flight irregularity." Airlines use it as a euphemism for mechanical delays, missing crew members, fuel problems, and yes, even weather. And as euphemisms go, it isn't a winner-it sounds like the airline is constipated. (And yes, I've been on flights that qualified for that same diagnosis.)
But "flight irregularity" is guaranteed to cause you a headache. Unless you have a plan G. Plan G? Of course, because plan A didn't work, and B through F are also hopeless.
In order to fly from point A to point B these days, you have to be your own air traffic controller and - beware metaphor collision! - realize that you're now playing a real-world game of aviation chess. You can't move one piece without anticipating your - and your opponent's - next five moves.
Impossible? Hardly. Because airlines are actually predictable in their behavior.
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