I almost missed my connection from KROC to KLGA earlier this year due to a weather delay. I received a text alert from the airline stating the flight was going to be delayed for another hour and a half due to weather (FlightAware updated 15 minutes afterward) so I decided to go see Lake Ontario since I was only up there for business 1 day. When I got to the airport the check-in counter informed me I would have to carry-on all my bags because the plane was leaving in 15 minutes so I rushed through security and luckily got the last seat on the plane (another guy was not so fortunate).
I've flown commercially several times (yet not in a couple years) and I'm also a pilot. I was embarrassed that I could make that mistake. I sure won't make it again! It would be helpful if the airlines put a note next to the "delayed departure time".
While I want to be informed about the flight (definitely loved the text updates), I can see how one person's mistake can cause a chink in the chain. Air t