I think it something we are going to see more and more.
On June 10Th this year my flight out of Charleston was canceled , and they called me at 12:30AM to inform me. Mt flight was due to take off at 6am. I was scheduled to be in Colorado that day for a wedding celebration, ( MINE) the airlines didn't give a hoot.
I did the only thing I could and that was to drive 5hrs to Atlanta to catch my follow on flight.
So yes you have a sympathetic hear here.