We made it home again last night, at about 2 in the morning, after an accumulated 5 hours of flights delays in Abbotsford and Edmonton. It eventually became a comedy of errors, but we made it. (It was winter in Edmonton, with snow and -16°C or 3°F).
But we did try upgrading to 'Economy Plus', which only cost about $150.00, and gave us priority boarding, free food (and great service), more legroom and an empty seat made into a little table between us. We will never fly again without doing that! It made a painful flight quite tolerable. I think many people don't put the cost of this sort of 'extra' in perspective. With two flights, and a rental car for the week, the trip cost us a bit over $1500.00. To add 10% to make the flights enjoyable in my opinion is worth it. And it makes us much more likely to go back to see our daughter and the family sooner rather than later.
More soon, once I sort my photos out.
P.S. The rain has turned to snow.