Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Third Time is the Charm

We were scheduled to leave Seattle at 7:20pm Tuesday night, and we happened to arrive rather early (around 5:30) since traffic was lighter than expected. So, we checked out the shops, then sat and read our books for a while. When our plane arrived, it was having mechanical difficulties, so we had to wait for another plane to arrive, making our new departure time 9:10. Argg. So went back to the shops, played soduko on the computer, took the train to the other gates, walked around there, and returned to find out that now our plane had a failed circuit breaker. Not to worry, there was another plane on the way and we would be leaving at 10:30. Yikes! Surprisingly, all passengers seemed to be in good spirits about the delay. Nobody wants to fly on a plane with angry people! We finally arrived safely with coupons for $25 off our next flight at 1:20am. Good thing we weren't flying out on a connecting flight!

2 comments:

jenna said...

i can't believe all they gave you was $25 off your next flight! I guess it's better than nothing but still...

Tara said...

When Tommy and I went to Costa Rica, 3 out of 4 of our flights were delayed up to an hour. We got nothing! I guess you just have to have a ton of patience to fly these days.