Sunday, May 25, 2014

Flight from Hell ... Again?

May 18, 2014, on my way to Las Vegas again for a much-desired vacation from home:

Gate 20 Waiting Area

8:10 p.m. There's this woman sitting behind me in the Delta gate waiting area who smells like she took a shower in over-ripe floral perfume. I think it's time for me to change seats.

On the Plane

8:30 p.m. And now, sitting in the seat next to me – Economy comfort area, for which I paid extra - is a very big and wide woman. Jeez.

9:05 p.m. The woman from the gate waiting area with the heavy perfume aura is standing in the aisle next to where I'm sitting. Traffic jam, she's not moving. Oh so stinky.

9:20 p.m. Only thing missing is a crying baby. Oops, spoke too soon. Crying baby one row back and to the right.

At the Gate

9:30 p.m. And then ... a half hour after we pulled away from the gate, we're back at the gate. Pressurization instrumentation failure, they said. The good news (really?) is that the maintenance crew here can fix it. Déjà vu all over again, haven't I been through this before? Yep. The last time I took Omni International Air to Las Vegas.

10:45 p.m. Announcement that a part will be replaced and the delay will be an additional hour.

Gate 20 Waiting Area

10:57 p.m. Text message from Delta Airlines, new flight time is 11:30 p.m.

10:58 p.m. Damn! I smell the perfume lady, but she's nowhere to be seen.

11:15 p.m. Announcement, the plane is fixed and they are reloading the plane.

On the Plane

11:35 p.m. Pulling away from the gate.

11:45 p.m. Wheels up. On our way at last.


casch said...

How was it coming home?

Perfume and crying baby! All in one trip!

Craig Miyamoto said...

Not real good, Carolyn. It's the subject of my next blog post on Tuesday.

~ Craig