I understand that people are upset when they are delayed, even I can be. But some of the travelling public need to use a little good judgement. If your from the nroht, u knwo that the south generall does not cope well with frozen precip of anytime (I';ve heard the jabs from friends). DO
you p[lan a road trip with out looking at weather and thinking.... hey, perhaps i should not go that way, o if I have to go, i might run late. Screaming at people will not help. PIlots have refused to take off before, usually theres a good reason, not just cause they want to be jerks and stay home. Perhaps they were delayed so long that they ran out of duty time.
The most amusing thing i've seen in a long time, Here in ATL
, a plane too FLL
was pushing out the gate.. 2 people came strolling (not running or moving at a quickened pace) to cathc the flight. They had missed the connection from somewhere up north. There plane had been delayed earlier (prolly GDP for ATL
) and they were about 10-15 minutes late arriving. They had a 20 minute scheduled connection time. The exchange between the gate agent (a manager i believe):
Irate pax: Why didn't you hold it for us?
Agent: We weren't going to delay 100 people for you, we don;t know your
whereabouts or when you would get here.
Pax: We wer eon your plane, it was late.
Agent: Yes ma'am, we're confirming on the next flight, you'll arrive at 1720
Pax: We have to catch a cruise at 3 pm
Agent: Thats our next flight out, i suggest you contact your cruise company
PAx: (with much anger) Its your fault we're late, why would you sell a ticket with a 20 minute connection time???
Agent: WHy would you buy it? Your booked on flight 123 to FLL
leaving at 1520 from gate C-17, have a nice fligh, next?
I was laughing when they turned and walked down the concourse. Being an @$$ won't move you any faster, being nice will at least encourage some one to hep you more swiftly. thenagain, i gguess maybe i learned patience in my youth of flying standby