Part of being Italian is the love of tomatoes. After moving to California some 25 years ago, I realized tomatoes although available here all winter where not good.I have canned local tomatoes for 20 years. I purchase them from our local growers in season and have delicious tomatoes all winter long.
I must admit I received more information about the problem at the airport from friends and neighbors than airport personnel. My sister flew from Illinois only to be rerouted to back to Redding to take a 4-hour bus ride to get to the Arcata Airport. A whole day shot. For the return flight, we were notified by Alaska Airlines of cancellation at 10pm the evening before her 6 am flight. I spent two hours on the phone with United, then Alaska, then United, then Alaska since no one wanted to take any responsibility for rescheduling the departure from Arcata Airport. Finally, she was rescheduled two days from the original departure time. When I saw the fog the day before, we changed tickets to depart from Redding. I took a day off work, got a motel room and my sister finally flew out after waiting 70 minutes for pilots to arrive from San Francisco.
So, $200 later, 280 miles later, and the loss of one day of work for me, two for her, the pain was over.
I am a local and love my home but I am more than disappointed at the way this has been handled by the Eureka/Arcata Airport. The buck has to stop somewhere folks. Grow up and take some responsibility.
In Print This Week:
Dec 12, 2013
vol XXIV issue 50
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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