Archive for May, 2011
Nabbed this story from the Weird Fresno blog.
Seems like every time I fly — and I do A LOT of flying — it more often than not turns into some sort of fiasco to the tune of lost baggage, missed flights, etc. The nature of flying in this day and age — where the service has gone to shit and airline terminal employees seem desperately clueless as a whole – it’s always a crap shoot that you’ll get where you wanna get to on time without some stupid delay or something fucked up happening along the way.
And so it was with some trepidation that I embarked on a flight the other day numbered 6660, a figurative flight of the antichrist. As we walked through our gate down the ramp and lined up on the tarmac, preparing to board the little prop-driven plane — handing off oversized carry-ons to the dudes who put the little tags on and handed us passengers the stubs – we were all told to turn around and go back through the gate and return inside the terminal, which was a new one on me. It seems they had no flight attendant, if you can believe that shit. All of this seemed like a major breach of security and just another one of the many unexpected blunders you’ll run into while flying these days. As it turned out, the flight attendant was delayed and coming from another terminal at LAX which is always a pain in the arse, but she eventually got there an hour later and off we were into the clear blue sunny Cali skies.