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.