In purchasing my airline ticket to travel to Egypt, I tried to route myself through Rome on Alitalia. I fly Delta and its Skyteam partners. The Delta website routinely routes flights through Paris and their Air France partner.
I wanted to fly Alitalia, who is also a Skyteam partner. But I couldn’t get the Delta website to book a flight through Rome.
Now I know why God didn’t let me book this trip on Alitalia. From the paper here in Paris today:
Thousands of travelers were left stranded on Tuesday because of a strike by Italian air traffic controllers and Alitalia flight attendants that forced the cancellation of hundreds of domestic and international flights.
The Italian national carrier, Alitalia, alone canceled 394 flights Tuesday because of the 10 am – 6 pm strike.
Other international carriers also canceled flights because of the walkout by air traffic controllers.
God used the Delta website to prevent me from booking a ticket on the route I thought I wanted to take.
When God speaks, we are wise to listen.