Worst 2 words in the travelers' vocabulary...ENGINE TROUBLE! That's exactly what we had today on Korean Flight 36 from Atlanta to Seoul. A flight that was supposed to be 14 hours 25 minutes (already a bit@@) ended up being 17+ hours. We sat on the runway and at the gate on the plane for a whopping 2.5 hours then had monster head winds the entire way to Asia which slowed us down even more!!!
Keep in mind that there are around 400 peeps on those monster 747's so not much of an opportunity to move folks to other flights. They have to get the planes fixed and fast. I sit upstairs most of the time, it's nice and quiet up there, all the easier to nap and read trashy magazines!!! If you have the opportunity to take advantage of business class on a 2-story plane sit upstairs, you'll love it.
The good news, we arrvied safely the bad news I arrived in my hotel in Seoul at 10:00 PM rather than 7:00 PM :( It's time for bed here in the East, 11:00 PM on Monday. Tomorrow I'll meet with my team, unfortunately little Minseo (pictured with her Mom, my Marketing Director for Korea) won't be there. She has to go to school...bummer.
Nite, nite all have a good Monday!
- Hugh & Sonia had this to say:
Glad you made it safely!!
- M3 (Mary-Mia) had this to say:
Yikes Julie!!! That sounds frightening and horribly long. Glad you're there safely now, and hope you get some good rest and enjoy the trip.
- Anna had this to say:
Worse words are coming from the cockpit would be anything starting with the pilot saying "oops" while 30,000 feet in the air. So, it's all about perspective! Glad to hear you made it safely.
Anna (Molly's mommy)
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Safe Travels home Julie, I have had similar and feel your pain!!!!