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Delta delay… United last seat availability to the rescue.

Last weekend, my wife was in Montana on business.  She was scheduled to return home late Sunday evening on Delta after a layover in Minneapolis.  Sunday morning, though, Delta announced a delay for the Minneapolis to Detroit flight. The first announced delay was only 15 minutes, but a later announcement showed the flight to be several hours late.  Instead of arriving home near midnight, she would arrive around 3am.
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