It ended up being 500pm.
The flight out of Chicago to New Orleans was delayed because the engine stalled at the gate. And the next two airplanes that were going to take us here to NO were delayed or redirected to another airport because of snow.
All in all I spent around 12 hours in airports or on airplanes.
But United did give me a $150.00 travel certificate for my trouble, since the whole damn delay started with a mechanical failure.
Hellooooo Vegas in February getting $150.00 easier to do :)