We flew to Atlanta and drove to Douglasville. The flight up was supposed to leave at seven a.m. Just before take-off, we were told via the PA system that the inspectors had spotted a hydraulic leak and a mechanic would evaluate and repair if possible. Delta, the captain told us, did not have mechanics but contracted out to American Air Lines for their mechanical help.
We waited an hour an a half for the mechanic to arrive and another hour-plus to fix it. We got here okay so I guess they did. As we deplaned, I said to the crew that the Captain had treated the hydraulics very gently with the soft landing. They really thought that was funny.
Us, not so much, considering the long wait. Thank the Lord we flew the early morning flight. We will come home on Monday, on an early afternoon flight.
I will let you know how that goes ...