Matt called it in the comments, JetBlue did not in fact know of what they spoke. Contrary to their predictions this morning of an open DIA, it’s still snowing there and the airport is now expected to be closed through noon tomorrow. Given that a friend of mine couldn’t make it back to Denver from Boulder after a three plus hour attempt, I’m decidedly unsurprised that I’m not going to turn the trick from JFK.
As a result, I’m now resorting to my worst case scenario, which as they often are, really isn’t that bad. Rather than fly back to Denver only to turn around and fly back out here, I’m now having JetBlue return me not tomorrow as they planned but next week. I’ll also have to call United to cancel my existing reservation out of DIA tomorrow morning.
Next steps are getting to my parents place in NJ from JFK. With rental cars going for almost $400 for the period in question, and my brother not in the area to come and get me, I’m likely to be heading down to the American Stock Exchange to grab a ride from my Dad on the tail end of his commute.
Couple of things I need to get to, still, but availability is likely to be up and down until I get home. Apologies on that and the lack of blogging, and my sympathies to all the stranded travelers.