Originally Posted by bwhip
No - what the heck happened? Weather issues? More mechanical problems with the plane?
OK.. really, the entire trip was a bad National Lampoon movie. I'm on a SUPER tight project timeline and I needed to be back in my office for the afternoon (scheduled arrival 11:20 am local time - departes BOI at 10:55).
BAD seather at SeaTac so all flights are delays.. *frick* More hurry-up-and-wait at the airport.
5 tiny little jets (70 passenger tiny) arrive all at the same time to 1 gate. It's chaos. One of them is ours. middle jet on the left has paramedics waiting for it so they gate it and unload an ill passnenger. This takes time...
Then on of the jets on the right gates and is suddenly surrounded by police. Plane EVERY so slowly empties with about 1/2 of the people lingering on the tarmac outside the plane (this is an outdoor gate btw so all of us wiating for these planes get's to watch from the terminal). Police take up possitions around the plane, grab guns etc. and the last two deplane. A little guy is being escorted by what I an only assume is one HELL of a huge Air Marshal.
The guy is arrested (never found out why) and then witnesses interfiewed on the ground. All while 5 planes worth of passengers are all waiting for already late planes to get access to the gate. It looks like a Bombardie sales convention out there (plane is an was one of these):
Hours later we get on the plane to find out the weather is horrible. "Expect a turbulant ride into SeaTac". Crossed over Spokane and whame we start getting tossed (I do NOT fly well, OK). Captain has the cabin cleared. Flight attendant goes flying though the air and lands next to me. She shaken but OK. No more beverage service for the rest of the flight DAMN! I wanted the rest of my beer!!
30 min later we are on the ground, 3 hours late. I don't get home until 4 and the Boise is office is closed by then.
HONESTLY. I could have driven the 500 miles faster!!
I can't wait to do it all again!!!!!!!
I was NEVER so happy to see the snow covered Cascades and Olympic mountains as I was that afternoon. I got really teared up as we turned base onto final.
Hey AT LEAST they did not have to weld the plane I was goign to fly on, eh?