I am currently visiting my parents, arriving on Saturday after a plane trip that could have gone much smoother. My DH dropped me off at the airport at 6:00am (after getting up at 5:00am) and I boarded the plane at 7:00pm. We started to pull away from the gate when the pilot came over the intercom informing us that there was a flashing light in the cockpit and engineers needed to investigate the problem. I pulled out my book and settled down for what could be a long wait! After an hour, the pilot informs us that the light was no longer flashing but he would need to fly at a "lower altitude" and therefore required further fuel! How low was low? I prefer my planes to be at a good height, well clear of the mountains! And, whilst the plane was being filled with more fuel we were told to remove our safety belts . . . Why, so we could run really fast if the plane exploded?
Anyway, 2 hours after getting on the plane and more problems (and still no breakfast so I was feeling quite hungry), we leave the plane to be allocated new tickets and catch a plane to Sydney. Not where I really wanted to go, but no much choice. Arrived safely in Sydney and enjoyed lunch at the airport as I waited for the 12:50pm flight to take me to Adelaide. Finally I arrive at my destination by 2:00pm instead of 9:00am!!
I shouldn't complain as I prefer a plane not to fly if it has technical issues :)
I am in Adelaide for the week and I hope my return flight on Saturday goes much more smoothly.
Did you all have a lovely Easter? What did you get up to?