Well my travel adventure has gotten off to an interesting start. My first flight out of DC was cancled. This was no major problem however, I got onto the next flight.
So, no major problems getting INTO O'hare airport. Getting out is another issue. It was foggy in Chicago. Really very foggy. So foggy that the first I knew that we had arived at the airport was when the wheels hit the ground, and even that was from feel. I couldn't see more then 10 feet from the plane.
At fist my connecting flight was delayed. And it was delayed again, and again, and again and 5 more times just for fun. But at long last we boarded, and taxied to the runway. And there we waited for about an hour. Finally the captian anounced that we no longer had enough gas to make the trip and we had to return to the terminal. Then the flight was canceled.
So I waited in the line at the service desk that started at the terminal and ended some where in the vacinity of the orbit of mars. I rebooked my flight for the next day and they gave me a hotel room at the Westin. It is a very nice hotel, but it was also very expensive.
Unfortiatly since I checked my luggage I had nothing except the clothes on my back (and a govenment credit card). When I got to my room I learned my first lesson of travel.
Rule 1: always pack at least a pair of underware and socks in your carry on.
So anyway I made it to Wichita the next day and found that my car and hotel had been cancled. I managed to get new ones, eventually.
Rule 2: if your flight is cancled IMEDIATLY call your hotel at your destination otherwise they will sell your room to someone else and still charge you for it.
I will report more rules as I learn them.