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Travelling back from New Orleans


From the Sheraton to the airport I shared a cab with Carl Backstrom and arrived around 2 hours before the scheduled departure. I only had a 37 minute transfer time in Houston so I had picked a chair in the front of the plane - just after the business class. The plane left the gate exactly on time, but it stopped on the runway. Due to a thunderstorm the airport closed for 30 minutes....
So when I got out of the plane in Houston my transfer time was reduced to -2 minutes. The plane to Amsterdam was somewhere at the same pier - but that pier is really huge. So I started the 1 kilometer walk without any (positive) expectations. But to my suprise that plane was scheduled 45 to 60 minutes later! I've never been so happy with a delay....
The flight was o.k. In the 10 hours flight I snoozed a little and arrived in Amsterdam at the original scheduled time. My wife and daughters waited there for me, so it was a good homecoming!

Comments

Carl Backstrom said…
I still owe you three bucks extra for the cab ride ;) , next time I'll buy you a beer to pay for that and the interest :D
Roel said…
Ok Carl. I'll keep that in mind!
John Scott said…
Roel,

My plane was one of the last to take off in that thunderstorm before they shut it down.

At one point I thought "He (pilot) has to turn back", but we just kept flying further and further into the darkness!

That was a heck of a storm (especially 10,000 feet up)!

John.

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