Imaginative and funny! Airport shutdowns are chaotic and emotionally challenging. While in the US Navy,1984, spent the night in Logan International. My flight it was too late to catch a puddle jumper from Boston to Burlington, VT. I slept in a chair wearing my cracker jacks with my seabag between my legs.
Around 2001, traveling for work, I experienced an airport shut down due to severe electrical storms. They shut down flights up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
Your story brought back memories that were not funny then, but in hindsight, I smile at the experience.