Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1761 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9500 times:
I wander round duty free smelling and squirting all the perfumes and come out smelling like a prostitutes parlour (or so I've been told, not that I know from personal experience, lol) I also go and get more drink and sport more aircraft. But, saying that, I've only ever been delayed by one hour (touch wood) so still not very long to wait.
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2606 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9497 times:
During my longest delay ever, about 11 hours on flight DJ863 NCL-PMI in 1997, we drank lots of beer, ate lots of pizza, bought lots of scratchcards and won a modest amount of money. Oh, and watched a noisy Sabre Airways B727-200 take-off, among the many other aircraft.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7902 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 9374 times:
I've never had a delay of more than an hour and a half, but usually I just put up & shut up once I have found out the reason because I know everything that must be done to get us all off the ground. I also know not to take it out on the staff on that flight because they are delayed from doing their work, and often have to stay back because of it.
Frontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9338 times:
Well, being an immature teenager(I know I know, sorry) I run around the airport with all my friends, cuz all of us on the west coast, connect in DEN before continuing onto STL. Like, we all connect up, and try to get on the same flight, so that the dorm bus doesn't have to make a gazillion trips. Coming back home from Christmas break, on January 3, we had a six hour delay on GoJet, so we did some stupid things like playing soccer on the moving walkway, and we were gunna play cards on it too, we had enough time, it goes slow enough, but ya know, if ya don't have cards, that poses an issue. I know, I was immature, but when you go to a private school, and for once, your free, without a dean watching ur every move, you go absolutely wild lol. It was great!!!!!
FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9334 times:
if its during the day at FLL or BDL I would do an extended version of my plane spotting. At FLL I rotate around the terminal a few times when I spot going from D5 around to D6 and back.
If its at night I'd sit tight and wait up for a little...and even then do the best I could to spot a little. (which is why I like delays in the summer, I can still get a hint of daylight at about 8-8:30 sometimes)
AF773 From France, joined Dec 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9283 times:
I fly CDG-LHR all the time and delays are a habit so, I just don't even notice it. Wander around terminal 2, eat at East, and en lounge.
Once I was connecting in ATL from LAS to CDG. My LAS-ATL flight was 20 min early and my connecting flight 4h late. I enjoyed the lounge for 7h !!!! They stayed opened till the fight boarded at 1am. Let me tell you that was not much fun as at that time there is not much spotting to do...
Next flights: AF ORY-TLN-ORY; CDG-BOD-CDG; KL CDG-AMS-ADD-AMS-CDG; AF CDG-ATL; DL ATL-MSY-ATL; AF ATL-CDG
: If it's weather related, ground handling problem, fueling delay problem I sit by and watch the world go by. The world, that is, being pax freaking out
: drink heavily and go to the bathroom before you board
: I don't mind too much... I just find a window! ---Skywatch
: The Billygoat Tavern...Butt in anytime Cheezborger, cheezeborger. Chips...no fries. Coke...no Pepsi. As for what I do when delayed...have another dri
: Easy just play my Travel Monopoly and know that it is very unlikely that I will finish it!!
: Eat, sleep or cuss depending on the circumstances
: 30 minutes to me barely qualifies as a delay because that is short enough that they can usually catch up in flight. Thats enough time to grab some sta
: The last time I was seriously delayed was in Sacramento in August. I spent most of the time at the airport bar drinking Samual Adams Black Lager. Afte
: I go crazy, miss out on my appointments, rant at the ground crew who don't have anything to do with it. Then I start flaming my fellow passengers for
: When I had to change planes at LAX after a 12 hour flight somewhere in the evening local time, the only thing during the 1 hour delay I could think of
: Sit in the lounge drinking the complimentary wine, and nibbling at the food and using the Internet. Also, chat to my lounge companions. If I'm on the
: All depends on how long the delay is , if it is announced when I am in the QF lounge I stay there and eat and drink until called, if I am at the gate
: Stay in the lounge and order more alcohol and nibbles.