In the dark early morning on December 26th, we disembarked Alaska Airlines flight 6 at Washington-Dulles from the rear of the plane,
with a difference.
It seems that one of the nice Swissport people who contract ramp service had parked a baggage tug under the jetway at gate D23, the gate Alaska shares with BWIA. As the gate person tried to maneuver the jetway closer to the plane, they ran it over
the tug -- overturning and crushing the tug.
The ensuing fuel spill brought the Dulles fire department -- three fire trucks in order to put sand over spilt fuel. Meanwhile we sat on the plane watching.
Eventually, airstairs were brought up to the rear left
of the plane, and we disembarked. Alaska's employees became like worried grandparents -- fearing we'd forgotten how to walk on stairs. About fifty airport, airline, fire department, and Swissport people guided us into the lower level of D concourse and to the mobile lounge station.
I gather from the number of airport people just kibitzing that this is the most interesting thing to ever happen at IAD