Thanks for the post. It's unfortunate to hear such accounts but I hear them on a smaller scale all too often. The air traffic system and weather is the usual cause. If people knew how old and out of date the air traffic control system is in the US and how many flight delays and other issues happen on a regular basis they wouldn't schedule flights with such little room for error. This post may be viewed as the exception by some but those who do not heed the advice are running a greater risk than they're aware. Also a very good post for those who say travel insurance is not for them. Any of these passengers without insurance not only lost their vacation but a major chunk of money!