My day on AF from CVG-FLR has to be pretty poor.
We are pushed back from the gate at CVG when we get pushed back in, and told that the plane(742) is having computer problems, and we will be delayed until it gets fixed. Well, we wait three hours, still being able to see the gate right there. I am in coach, and everyone is starting to get restless. There is a group of like 20 people that starts walking laps around thecoach secting, and the F/As don't care, and then this woman in front of me yells at an F/A b/c she is pissed. Of course, the whole time this is going on, we are all getting showers b/c of the wet air conditioning on the 742s, especially when it is real humid outside, which it was. We finally take off, and get to CDG 1h15m ahead of my connection. (I had a 3:15 layover). I think that this is ok, so I am chillin in the terminal, and then the one girl in our group( I was with my school) cant find her wheelchair, and we figure it is still on F-GPVX, the 742, so a small part of our group goes back to try and get the chair. However, another adult has my boarding pass, so when we get back, I cannot pass security. I have to go to the connection counter and talk my way through this mess in French, which was really fun, and then run up to security. At this point, it is 1530, and my flight leaves at 1545. They are making last calls and stuff. Then there is a security shutdown when there is only 4 people ahead of me in line, so I sit for 20 mins while my flight is not heard of. The checkpoint finally opens and I run to the gate, manage to catch the last bus to my plane(it is a CityJets BAe146-200) and hop up the airstairs as they are bleeding from the APU. From that point on, the CityJets crew was great, and the rest of the flight was wonderful.
It just started like hell.
Twin Cessna 812 Victor, Minneapolis Center, we observe your operation in the immediate vicinity of extreme precipitation