The Yankees' Delta flight was supposed to be wheels up to Kansas City about 10 o'clock Wednesday night from Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, after the Yankees' suspended and regularly scheduled games against the Nationals were postponed by rain earlier in the day.
The weather was not on the Yankees' side during their road trip visiting the Nationals.
They never flew out of Dulles due to mechanical problems with the plane, storms in the area and regulations that restrict the number of hours airport crew members can work in a shift, according to Newsday.
The team opted to stay at the airport instead of going to a hotel.
The June 18 makeup comes on a common off-day for both teams, with the Nationals returning home following a trip to NY (where they'll face the Yankees for two games) and Toronto (where they'll face the Blue Jays for three games).
With D.C. hotels almost filled up, the Yankees had to sleep at the airport.
The Yankees went to Washington from NY following Sunday's win over Oakland and spent an off day there before getting just 5 ½ innings in against the Nationals on Tuesday before the game was suspended with the score 3-3.
"It really was a flawless storm", GM Brian Cashman said.
Not surprisingly, rain is in the forecast for Saturday in Kansas City.
"Fortunately", Cashman said, "[Thursday] was an off day".
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