- Aug 29, 2018
Wow, hope you made it. Driving 12-13 hours to catch a flight, and no flexibility on when you start the drive... I can’t imagine.So I'm getting a bit nervous about our upcoming trip. We live in Winnipeg and the prices of flights are ridiculous around here right now. So I decided to book an early morning flight out of Kansas City this Saturday morning at 6:15am. My wife isn't able to get out of work until maybe 2pm on Friday. So the plan was to drive the 12 hours and 19 minutes (according to google maps) right after she was done work, getting us to KC somewhere between 2 - 3am. Now though, I29 has a large chunk shut down between Omaha and KC due to flooding. I entered the route with the detour of I80 to I35 down to KC and it bumps it up to over 14 hours! There is another route that I see on google maps that takes us through Minneapolis and it's around 13.5 hours, so I might have to change to that route. But that is going to be cutting everything pretty close! And that's even if there's no more flooding to cause us more issues! I feel really bad about all the people with the crazy flooding down there!
I know flying out of Canada is expensive; I drive 2 hours to the nearest major US airport too. But 12+!?