Sunday, February 24, 2008

Update from Atlanta

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 ...

4 comments:

Zeta said...

Thank goodness for hydraulic inspectors with sharp eyes. Have a safe journey home. Mew misses both of you and is looking for both of you returning home as well.

Zeta said...

oops, looking forward to both of you returning home as well.

Big Ed said...

Stay a few extra days, take your time going home. Stay up late, go out partying. You don't have to come home so fast. Miss you anyways...

ol Doc said...

Funny, Big E.
I think A's post was right on both accounts, Mew is probably looking for both and forward to both coming home although she'll disguise her pleasure in a pout at their having been gone in the first place...catlike.
Wave as y'all pass overhead.