Alison Adams collared a beleaguered Air Canada official at Pearson airport yesterday and vented, speaking for hundreds of weary travellers stranded in crowded Terminal 1.
"It’s Canada; it’s winter," she implored. "We know weather happens here. Why can’t you plan for it? Why can’t there be some sort of contingency?"
The Fredericton woman, trying to get back home after a two-week vacation in Barbados, was among thousands whose flights were cancelled or delayed by a wicked weekend snowstorm that put the winter of 2007-08 to near legendary status.
Lis Wigmore had woes of her own. The 45-year-old Toronto woman was trying to leave town for a ski vacation in Utah with her husband and two sons, but the airline wasn’t co-operating.