Today I learned a lesson: Check your flight status before you leave for the airport.
When I arrived to the airport I was surprised to see that on the departure list that my flight, United 486 to Chicago O’Hare, was delayed 3 hours. I don’t know if the status changed while I was in the cab to the airport or before I left. But, now I’m writing this from gate N10 at SeaTac wondering if I could still be at home enjoying the Seahawk game on TV instad of sitting at the airport. Needless to say, I signed up for notifications from United to be sent to my e-mail and mobile phone to ensure that I’m kept up to date with my flight’s status.