last summer on an MD
-80. strong storms were approaching the airport and I was stuck in a middle seat between 2 of the usual business pax (6'1" 340 pounds) APU was Inop, so we did an air cart start, the engine overtemped, so we had to have the mechanic write it up, (45 minutes), then we had to find another cart (20 minutes), finally we taxi out go to a penatly box and sit for 1 hour and 20 minutes. At this point another line of storms was coming our way. ATC was rerouting everyone but we did not have enough fuel, so back to the gate to refuel. 40 minutes later we had to have another air cart start, then back to the taxi way and 20 minute taxi, we finally got to ATL
4 hours late.
#2,3 and 4 Last summer I flew out of EWR
every Thursday night. 3 Thursdays in a row we had storms so each time we went to a penalty box and shut down the engines. The captains all were cool each week, they let us use cell phones and the F/A did a complete service on the ERJ. Each time we were 30 to 35th and it took us usually 2 hours before we fired up the engines and went to the active, after 3 weeks in a row I just expected it.
on a DL
764 in First (thankfully) we were number 40!, we watched a movie and an episode of friends, various Delta horizons programs and they did the snack service. Delayed almost 3 hours late into DFW
#6 DC-10-30 NW DTW
, there was weather in Boston so we sat for 2 hours. The F/A's had a contest to see how many windmills were in the in-flight magazine and gave away a few bottles of champagne to the winners. I think we were number LAST that day
and countless, countless others
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