My husband/son left Thursday to visit our daughter who's studying abroad (Dublin). I was initially going to have them fly out on Good Friday but due to advice from this forum and others, I opted to pull the kid out of school (he certainly didn't mind) and book the flight for Thursday. The rationale was to leave a day early in case of flight delays/cancellations. Well they got out fine on Thursday, but MKE and Ohare both had cancellations/delays on Friday due to yet another snow storm! Thanks to advice from forums, they get an extra day of vacation instead of losing a day or two! FYI: They flew Aerlingus and said the flight staff was really great and that the in-seat tv screens really helped pass the time.