Tuesday, September 25, 2007

We interrupt your itinerary to bring you a delay caused by terrifying backwardness.


We leave tomorrow on the same schedule which we were supposed to follow today. We were boarding when the word came down on this, despite the problem having occurred about 2 hours before that AND despite our four-hour layover in Dallas. Our backup flight was coming from Dallas so we didn't have a prayer of landing in time for our first international leg.

It's scary to think there are no redundant systems in place for this sort of problem. Apparently all this squawking about updating Air Traffic Control and bringing it out of the 70s is actually kind of accurate.

Good night, friends. And I hope this time I'm really leaving.

1 comment:

Mair said...

I hope you're on your way as I type this. I've been thinking about you guys and praying for safe travels. HAVE FUN!!!