Gah! or how American Airlines needs to learn how to fuel planes properly

So Jason Broach and I are currently in NYC for vacation.  We get up yesterday morning at 3:45, because we have a 6:15 flight from Little Rock to Chicago O’Hare.  Get to the airport around 4:30, get checked in, get the boarding passes, all that fun stuff.  6:15 comes and goes, and they haven’t even started boarding the plane.  Around 6:30, they announce that they’ve overfueled the regional jet they’re using, and due to that, they’re on weight restrictions.  They start pulling people from the plane, in the order that they bought their tickets, unless they were going international.  Now we’ve got a connecting flight from Chicago to NYC at 10:40, so we’re not too worried; until they call our names.  Yep, we’re bumped.  It’s been so long since I flew on a Saturday, I forgot how busy it can be.  However, they say they’ll get us on the next available flight.

Yeah, that wasn’t for another 6 hours.

So instead of going through Chicago, we get routed to DFW, and then on to NYC.  Nothing else major happened, thankfully.  We actually got into LaGuardia about a half hour early.

Got to the hotel, checked in, and went to go eat at the Pig N’ Whistle.  Had hanger steak and fries, with a calamari appitizer.  Just woke up this morning, gonna head out soon for one of the museums today, and to meet up with a couple of our friends here in NYC.

I’ll post some pictures when I take some, and I’ll keep updating this and my twitter page.  Oh yeah, that’s at http://twitter.com/renton1975.  That should also show you the general location of where I’m tweeting from.

2 thoughts on “Gah! or how American Airlines needs to learn how to fuel planes properly

  1. Glad to see you guys got going, following on twittshit/FB. BTW, all your pics in the NYC gallery appear to be broken, just get the thumbnails, when i click they wont open for me.

  2. I think they’re fixed now, stupid G2 decided to hose up. Try doing a ctrl-f5 on the page.

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