The airline bumped me to a later flight (2 hours) through a different city in exchange for a $300 voucher and a $6 meal ticket. For the record, I didn’t volunteer.
Anyway, the new itinerary allegedly gets me into DC only 20 minutes later than the original, but it leaves me with just 25 minutes between touch down and take off to make the transfer between terminals to catch the second flight. Assuming all’s on time, they assure me it’s totally doable.
For those of you keeping track at home, we’re now at 3 completed flights, 1 cancelled flight, 4 rescheduled flights, 3 different airlines, 2 rental cars, 2 hotels (1 dump), 3 cities, and 2 flights to go all in less than 48 hours.
p.s. I’ve just been reminded that if I don’t use my meal ticket here, I can use it in my transfer city. You know, because there will be plenty of time between flights to grab a meal.