by Jim
on Feb 4th, 2007

Going nowhere fast (er.. at all)


They’re suppose to be one of the elite, 5-star airlines, but so far I’m unimpressed. For the past six hours I’ve been sitting in Auckland airport listening to ever extending delays of my flight to Japan (via Hong Kong). This latest Japan trip came up quickly, and is short, so the nearly certain prospect of losing a full day bites. To sour the situation a bit more, Cathay just sent off their other Auckland->Hong Kong flight on time, with more than 100 empty seats! The ground crew here wanted to move people over, but the bean counters in Hong Kong said it would cost too much.

Hmmm… scheduled to depart in 20 minutes, but the engine is ripped open and someone atop a ladder is swapping parts out. I’m not even sure I want to get on this plane.

One Response to “Going nowhere fast (er.. at all)”

  1. Christianon 06 Feb 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Could be worse. You could travel at 65mph and a piece of ice falls of a truck and opens up your oilpan like a can opener. Happened to me today. I should put it in my Boston blog, if I ever get it started. 😉

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