July 19, 2011 - what was supposed to be a 4 hour flight almost turned into a nightmare. I boarded the plane in Chicago at 3:10 and we didn't take off until 6:00 due to mechanical problems. Fortunately we were able to leave and proceed to Denver. While approaching Denver we were forced South due to a bad storm over the airport. Once in the terminal i realized my flight to Seattle was on time. Yeah! But this was also eventually delayed an hour. Boo. Finally arrives at Seattle after midnight. My wife and father-in-law picked me up and we were at the hotel by 1:00am. 11 hours from chicago to seattle. At least my 4 hour layover in Denver was reduced to 2.