Getting there is half the fun.

First time in Philadelphia airport was easier that I had expected. No problems switching terminals despite the relatively large distance between them Shortly after the flight was to leave the pilot made an announcement that we would be delayed slightly (10 minutes) while some paperwork was being completed for the replacement of some non critical piece of aircraft equipment. 10 minutes turned into 20 and 20 became 40, during which time the pilot came on speaker twice more to apologize for the delay and explain that FAA regulations that require a logbook to be filled out and maintained on the plane detailing all repairs that have occurred. After the repairs the book then had to go to some central area in the airport for stamps and signatures (presumably by an FAA official) and then be returned to the plane before we could pull away from the gate. While I did not need a background in Government contracting to suspect that this last step of stamps and signatures, not the repairs, was the major cause of the delay, the pilot’s last admission confirmed it. The replaced equipment? A coffee pot that had been cracked while washing it after the previous flight.

Not the actual coffee pot. just a funny picture. Don’t try this at home… or on a plane

About Wendy Woerner

wife, mama to five, blogger, foodie, works in social media and marketing, loves Jesus
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One Response to Getting there is half the fun.

  1. Wendy says:

    Hey, darlin’! Thanks for posting…I miss you. That is a funny picture…hope that’s not what actually happened. Don’t ya love all the political hoopla?!

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