I've gained the Next to Leave Crown!! I leave early Saturday morning. As in hopefully, because a freaking TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH THE AIRPORT FRIDAY NIGHT AND IT WAS CLOSED INDEFINITELY. Windows in the main terminal were blown out, the roof partially collapsed, and there was tons of debris everywhere.
I found this out Saturday morning, as I was heading out of town for my nephew's baptism. The airport closed, all flights were cancelled until further notice, and I had a freak out. FI kept trying to reassure me, like saying we'd drive to Dallas on Friday if we had to (which is where our connecting flight to Puerto Vallarta is).
However, it looks like total disaster has been averted, as they have cleaned the inside of the airport up a bunch, boarded the windows, and are now using old terminals that haven't been used to resume most of the flights. It's supposed to be 85% back by the end of today.
And oh yeah, I'm supposed to fly to Minneapolis this afternoon for my last few days of work before I leave. That flight hasn't been cancelled yet, but it's also not 'On Time' (in the list of departures most say either Cancelled or On Time, but some have no status--like mine). Also, there are supposed to be MORE thunderstorms with hail and strong winds possible this afternoon/evening. So even if they don't cancel it because of the tornado from Friday night, it might just be cancelled from a strong storm tonight anyway. Or massively delayed, which is a giant pain.