So, Your Flight’s Delayed…

flight-delayedSitting onboard a flight that’s ready to go, only to be held at the gate due to weather or some other unforeseen circumstance? Well, now’s the time to have some fun!

IND line o wx

Um, ya Tower, we’ll wait this one out!


Flight delays happen. It’s what you do with it that counts!

  Have you ever wanted to visit the cockpit? Ask the Flight Attendant if it’s ok, and come on up and say Hi! As long as we’re not dealing with some paperwork or mechanical issues of some sort, we’re more than happy to meet you. Heck, we’ll even let you jump in our seats and take a pic!

keep-calm-it-s-only-a-flight-delay-257x300  On a recent flight, we closed the door exactly on time, only to open her back up two minutes later after lightning hit the field, closing the ramp for our employees’ safety. Since we were already boarded and ready to go, we simply waited it out onboard. We closed about 45′ later, but during that time, got to enjoy some wonderful visits to the cockpit (at my invitation, via PA.)

I’ve had some of the most wonderful experiences meeting passengers whom I would have otherwise never met. And, I gotta say, you people are FASCINATING!

Looky what I got on a recent flight, from passengers Lillian and Mad Dog!

Wings  Oh, and by the way, I am totally jazzed to announce that handing out wings onboard is BACK! After an inexplicable hiatus, we’ve now received complimentary wings to give to the kiddies who visit us, young and old, or anyone who asks for a pair!

The Magic of Flight Delays

Magic cockpit!

  Earlier this year, we had about a 3-hour delay on the ground, as the weather first hit our destination, and then us! So, I once again invited passengers up to the cockpit. For about an hour, we had a line as long as the nearest Starbucks. I met some wonderful people, lots of sweet kids, and, for the first time ever, a magician! This amazing young man, Jeremy, wowed us with a magic trick you wouldn’t believe.

Watch closely, and if you know how he does it, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!

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OK, here’s a serious attitude-adjuster on flight delays. This is an epically hysterical bit by Louis C.K. on flying…WARNING F-bombs galore and crude humor ahead!! However, if you can handle it, he says some of the most truthful statements on the miracle of flight, and how we’ve become ridiculously desensitized to it.

Some More Random Airplane Fun . . .

Thanks to Blog Buddy Ross McD of BOS for these next two:

Fox News’ version of an Airbus A320 double-decker, two engine—er, 4-engine, er…?

Fox A320-380

Apparently, Fox refers to the same Journalist’s guide to aircraft that CNN’s self-proclaimed “Aviation Expert” Richard Quest uses:

Journalist Airplane Recognition Guide

Speaking of aviation mashups, here’s some fun ones:

X-wing refuel

May the Refueling Wing be with you!



An X-wing narrowly averts tragedy, circa, 1942…



Anybody old enough to recognize the “space vehicle” on the right?

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