(Air Traffic Control delays can be lifted at a moment's notice if ATC can find an alternate flight plan that will work.)
So we got to the airport and parked in short-term parking on-time. Turns out the delay was caused by storms today in Boston; the inbound flight (it's a quick turnaround, afternoon non-stop to SJ, red-eye return to Boston) was delayed leaving and wasn't going to be in until probably 10:00pm (just after the return leg of their daily SJC/La Guardia hop left the same gate).
We bailed and did a quick run to E&O Trading Company for a nice little dinner. This was a welcome change from the rest of the weekend in Reno, where we spent most of the time at the Downtown Holiday Inn, noticeably off the strip and not terribly near good food (notes on Reno Ducal will follow, the mediocre food was really the only downer). We also stopped at the Walgreens down the street so K could pick up some gloves.
He's back at the airport, waiting again (and it looks like they're going to have a 10:30 departure, ooh, 10 minutes saved).