The 20 Stages of Flight Delay Trauma

Some might think that the five stages of grief would apply to flight delay, but it is not so. No, I require fully 20 stages for this rollercoaster of a ride … and they’re as follows:

Arrival

You’re probably late, let’s be honest. Your tire blew, or you had to stop for gas or something. Whatever it was, your stress level is already rising. Something has you just a little bit on edge, as if you inherently know something bad is about to happen.

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Security

The line for security is the longest you’ve ever seen. You grit your teeth and soldier through it. TSA probably pulls you over for a pat-down.

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