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The Little Plane that thought He Could

At some 35,000 feet up from the earth a lot of planes were flying.  But not ours.

Arriving the usual 2 hours early to avoid TSA hassles and mobs of people, I was in for one of those

airline moments that was far from a “moment” and thought this is what happens when you pray to God to make you a more PATIENT BEING.


Our little (big) plane decided to flash a warning light as 257 souls sat on the tarmac –  # 2 to take off,  when that light goes off in the cockpit – so we return to the gate.

60 minutes + goes by.

We’re “good to go” the Captain announces and the 257 clap loudly.

Now we’re number 5 to take off and guess what?  ANOTHER light comes on.

Back to the gate.  More mechanics.  More waiting. Another 60 minutes.

And voilà!  It’s fixed.  But the wonderful male flight attendant made an announcement to the effect, that everyone must return to their seats and fasten their seat belts in case we really did take off this time.

I had to laugh.

We arrive in Philadelphia and jump out of our seats,  because,  no doubt everyone’s bum is numb.

And guess what?     The JETWAY is broken!!!  So add to that – another 30 minutes of standing in the aisles  while they FIX it!

Gosh I hope this airline gets it’s act together before they merge.

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Pretty embarrassing for the crew !

    August 19, 2012
  2. Pretty embarrassing for the crew to have to keep apologizing!

    August 19, 2012
  3. penstruck1 #

    And you thought you could get some rest!

    August 19, 2012
  4. Sharon Collins #

    Sounds as if your patience was sorely tested. Are you on your way back to Paris?

    August 20, 2012
    • It was indeed a lesson in patience.
      Yes. Back and now hopping on TGV this morning to sail down to South of France- checking out many
      apartments. Wish you were here with us!
      (British Council gives us up to 2,000 euros to find a place. Thank God, but we’ll still probalby just
      eat a Pizza every night !!! LOL
      There’s a place near the port that makes their pizza with a special ancient stone oven – it’s Sicilain pizza –
      oooooh la la
      Hope you’re doing well. Miss you.

      August 22, 2012
  5. Amy Sanchez #

    Hey Marty,

    Miss you big bunches? We’re u flying out of France or STL? I’m dating a guy that I met on the Internet. Three dates so far and such a fun, cute, respectful guy. Details to follow but, not on your blog. Lol. If u r in the states give me a call, otherwise I’ll try to Skype u soon. Love ya, Hi to one of my favorite guys, David! Amy

    August 20, 2012
    • MISS you aussi mon ami
      back in france
      leave for Marseille on TGV tomorrow
      Starting to teaching 9/10/12 there
      Pray for us to find an APARTMENT!!! B&B BEDS To join us!!! LOL
      PLEASE COME with new friend!!!!!!!

      August 21, 2012

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