The big day is here. Flight Plan: Winnipeg to Chicago to Washington, arriving 17:25 August 16. WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: Left on Aug. 16 at 3 pm, flew to Chicago..Flight from Chicago to Washington delayed, so missed my connection to Kuwait. Airline put us up at the Hilton ($400 per night room). We flew out 24 hours later from Washington to London, then London to Kuwait. The flight from London left 1 and 1/2 hours late. In the end, 21 and 1/2 hours travel time ended up being 40! I arrived late evening on Monday Aug. 18.