RDU Terminal 2

RDU Terminal 2

Monday, November 17, 2014

Travel Humor - Time to Reboot the Plane

Location: RDU Airport, on the way to Washington DC

2:25 pm.  Our scheduled departure time came and went.  Waiting on the incoming plane.
3:00 pm.  On the plane.  Additional delay due to waiting for arriving passengers.
3:15 pm.  The pilot came on and said that there was a problem with the radio and it had to be rebooted.  However, doing so required that they power down the plane.  Fortunately we didn't have to do this procedure while in flight. 
3:20 pm.  Now we are further delayed while the flight attendants try to identify the rando who left a suitcase on the jetway.  After 3 pleas the guilty party finally fessed up so they could tag the bag.
3:25 pm. The pilot announced that the reboot didn't work and that the maintenance team was on its way.
5:15 pm.  The pilot came on and said that due to the delay in departure we needed to get back off the plane.  However, the flight wasn't canceled.
6:30 pm.  I decided that the flight would eventually be canceled, and that I better rebook before it was too late.  Got the last seat on the 10:20 am the next morning.
7:00 pm.  Back home,

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