helen-louise - Bored in the airport
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Bored in the airport
My flight is already delayed for half an hour. Oddly, they claim this will make no difference to the arrival time. At least modern airports have free WiFi so I'm not chewing my own arm off with boredom like I was in Detroit airport in 2000 (the worst 4 hours of my life, which is impressive considering I've been in hospital in so much pain they gave me morphine a few times).

There was a Second Cup just through security, so I have safe-for-me hot chocolate now & my life has dramatically improved.

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Current Location: Trudeau Airport, Montreal
Current Mood: bored bored

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brooksmoses From: brooksmoses Date: 16th February 2014 01:29 (UTC) (Link)
Yay for hot chocolate!

My flight this morning was 15 minutes late leaving, about about 30 minutes early arriving. At least some airlines seem to leave a reasonable amount of buffer in the schedule for delays.

May your flight go well as well.
_nicolai_ From: _nicolai_ Date: 16th February 2014 10:12 (UTC) (Link)
It's also got a lot to do with the tailwind they get at this time of year.
baratron From: baratron Date: 17th February 2014 21:20 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the pilot mentioned 140 mph winds, which was terrifying as a concept. Mind you, it was also bumpy as hell for a while. Apparently it smoothed out once we got into a part of the jetstream that was "only" 90 mph.
thekumquat From: thekumquat Date: 16th February 2014 21:37 (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear Detroit hasn't got better from when I was last there in the 90s. Did they still have the lines of security guards welcoming you off the plane all pointing guns at you? Used to scare the crap out of me as a kid...
baratron From: baratron Date: 17th February 2014 23:17 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know, haven't been there since 2000! I've avoided it ever since!

My flight was the one BA flight a day that's routed directly from Toronto to Heathrow, since Richard refuses to fly into the US only to fly straight out again. I can't blame him - it is the most ridiculous thing in the world having to clear US Customs and Immigration (and running the risk of them randomly taking a dislike to you) when you're not even planning to stay in the country!
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