Travel Chaos: Let me go, let me go, let me go!




European airports have largely restored flights following the Arctic weather that blanketed parts of the continent in snow. But thousands of air and rail passengers around Europe have had their holiday plans cancelled or won't be able to make it home in time for Christmas as airlines struggle to clear the backlog.
Throughout the multi-day ordeal passengers have vehemently complained about the lack of information by rail and airport staff.
It's not been the finest hour for operational excellence. London's Heathrow airport, one of the world's busiest airports, was particularly hard hit. It's been widely criticized for its failure to get its two runways up and running until several days after only 13 centimeters of snow fell.
So without further ado and with apologies to lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne, here's an ode to European travel chaos (set to the tune of Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow).

Oh the weather outside is frightful.
And Heathrow is not delightful.
Got no planes 'cause of snow.
Let me go, let me go, let me go.
It doesn't show signs of stopping,
The queue's already wapping.
Passengers are feeling low
Let me go, let me go, let me go.
When we finally get a flight,
Maybe we'll make it home,
But when I'm stuck in Paris tonight,
All the way home I won't roam.
Oh my will to live is slowly dying,
And, BAA, we're STILL good-bying,
Prove that you love me so,
Let me go, let me go, let me go!
For anyone attempting to travel home for the holidays, we wish you fortuitous travels. And may the new year bring better examples of operational excellence and perhaps even a snow plough or two!