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April 01, 2007

Travel Woes

I was sitting in the Atlanta Airport Wednesday, about 15 minutes before our scheduled time to board our flight. The plane had already arrived, passengers had already exited the plane when one of the employees gets on the intercom and says,

"Ladies and gentlemen! Flight ### to Milwaukee has a 30 minute delay. Mechanics are working on the hydraulics and will let us know when the plane is ready for flying"

You know what, just tell me there is a delay. I don't need to know why. I consider any type of mechanical issue with the plane too much information. I am not knowledgeable enough on the mechanics of planes to not jump to crazy scenarios and conclusions.

30 minutes later, we hear the same message, except this time, he says it's an additional 30 minute delay, or longer. However, he does say that if we didn't check any bags, we can go all the way to the other end of the terminal and catch a different flight to Milwaukee that is currently boarding. I took it. Not to get to Milwaukee quicker, but if given a choice between a plane that has just had issues and is being worked on, and one that has not (as far as I knew) decision is obvious.

I also made a rookie mistake on my trip to Milwaukee. The weather in Atlanta has been in the 70's. I packed 70's weather business clothes for my trip.

Anyone want to take a guess on what the temperature was like in Milwaukee last Wednesday and Thursday?

Not 70's! 40's and 50's. Windy. I'm not too bright sometimes!

Posted by Sissy at April 1, 2007 07:53 PM | TrackBack

Um... ROFLMAO!!! Darlin' you haven't been up north for a while have you. It could be like that in mid-summer... especially if you're down by the lake.

Posted by: Teresa at April 2, 2007 08:46 AM

I know, it's even worse when you board the plane and sit in the plane at the gate for like an hour and they tell you there are electrical issues they are working on. Wha? Hello, I don't want to be on a plane that has any issues!

Posted by: Napster at April 2, 2007 06:01 PM

Sheeeeesh, will you relax already?! There was nothing wrong with the hydraulics. They were just waiting for the glue to completely dry on both wings.

ps: I'm flying this weekend. Wish me luck! ;)

Posted by: zonker at April 4, 2007 04:40 PM

I would have changed plans as well... only because it would have taken forever on the other plane. vw bug

Posted by: at April 5, 2007 05:41 AM