By Leisa Zigman
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - David Bridges was one of 1,700 passengers to get stranded at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Thursday.
More than 300 flights were cancelled and that meant Bridges could not get back to Pittsburgh until Saturday.
The problem is he is supposed to introduce his fiancé to his mother for the very first time Friday night.
"Tomorrow we're supposed to have dinner together and the airlines are all booked up. I'm hoping to fly standby," Bridges said. "If not, I'm going to rent a car at 4 a.m. and drive to Pittsburgh to make it to the restaurant on time."
If Bridges makes it, he promises to send us a picture. He said he does not want his mother and fiancé to meet each other without him!
Southwest Airlines, United, and American hope to be back in operation out of Lambert Friday morning. Frontier and Delta did have limited flight service today.