Lucky Break Turns Into A Bust

September 8, 2009

in Delay/Cancellation Stories

One holiday I was going through Atlanta on military leave. When I got to the gate I found out there was a flight leaving about 3 hrs. before my booked flight. I was able to get on it. Great, I thought. Once on the airplane, after leaving the gate, the announcement came… sorry… experiencing difficulties… we’ll be just a few moments… After hearing this a few more times in the next few hours, still in the plane, on the tarmac… smoke started to come through the air registers… sorry ladies and gentlemen, we’ll be returning to the gate… we deplaned just in time to see my previously booked flight take off.

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saw September 9, 2009 at 4:05 am

ya know… ever time I've tried to "get out ahead", it's met with trauma. After a time, I just decided to simply take my originally scheduled flight. Because inevitably, even if I actually DO manage get out 3 hours ahead, I can't ever connect back any faster and all I end up with is spending time in airport B instead of airport A.

Never seems to to work for me either – so don't feel bad 🙂


Sam September 19, 2009 at 11:25 am

That sucks, Murphy's law


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