I made it to New York City, but the flight to Amsterdam is delayed. We have finally boarded, but sitting.
The plane is about half full but was expected to be oversold. I met the head attendant and volunteered to be moved to business class! She just smiled! I offered to use an upgrade coupon. She smiled and said they are not allowed to change class of service within 24 hours because of security. (Sounds good but I don’t believe it. Just makes good PR and makes it “not Delta’s fault”.
She told me that everything shut down because lightning hit the plane to Istanbul two gates over and destroyed the electrical system. They pulled all workers inside for an hour and a half.
Glad I wasn’t going to Istanbul tonight!
So although we’ve boarded, we’re not going anywhere soon. They are waiting for passengers. I wonder how they decide how long to wait?
Anyway, I’ve chatted with the person next to me. He lives in Amsterdam. He’s in New York on an intership. His father lives here and owns a riding school. He’s traveling to Amsterdam to bring his little sister back on Sunday to visit his father.
I hope to talk about spiritual things.
The wait continues…