So Close And Yet So Far Away

January 6, 2010

in Senior Stories

In February I was flying from LAX to Miami on AA when they announced that we had to stop at El Paso, TX, because of engine problems. We landed safely and were told that they were going to make some repairs and that we should be on our way ASAP. However, we stopped 20 or 30 yards before the gate. So, we were trapped inside.

I was sitting on 25D on a 767. An old lady sitting on 26A was having some incontinence problems (number 2s) and soon that area of the cabin got quite smelly. Every 20 minutes or so, with her husband’s help, she had to go to the restroom to get cleaned. We were there for 3 1/2 hours! The poor lady needed to have access to a better restroom at the terminal. The flight attendants did the best they could to eliminate the foul odor to little avail. We all would have been a lot more comfortable waiting at the terminal… just a few yards away!

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Madachosdesmom January 7, 2010 at 5:18 am

OMG that poor lady.. how terribly embarrassing for her 🙁


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