Last week my wife and I went to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
We flew there of course, but encountered the dreaded problem of
The plane we were scheduled to be on had a mechanical problem so it couldn’t fly.
While waiting in line to get out onto another flight we heard all sorts of people complaining. While I didn’t want to be rude and tell them off there, I can do that on my blog.
“Why do we have to wait in line at the lobby instead of at the gate to be put on a new flight? I don’t want to have to go through security again.”
Perhaps you missed the announcement where they answered this question, we’re waiting in the lobby because another plane is going to be using the gate we were at in a few minutes. If they spent the whole time up there giving us tickets instead of checking tickets for the next flight, the next two flights would never leave either. I needed to come down to claim my bag to get it onto the new flight anyways. Plus, there are four attendants in the lobby, so you’ll get served faster than if we waited for the two upstairs at the gate. Going through security again isn’t fun for anyone, but this is the fastest solution.
“Why can’t they check the planes every week for problems and fix them before the problems delay flights?”
Personally, I prefer the system where the plane is checked before every flight to see if it’s good to go instead of only once a week… Otherwise a plane could be flying for as long as six days with something wrong with it. Would you want to be on that plane?
Anyways, we ended up on a different airline with a connection to Orlando in Salt Lake City instead of Dallas.
We also ended up with a seat upgrade which was nice. Leg room and free movies to watch. Maybe not worth the five hour delay, but so nice!
After landing in Orlando we did the usual thing of grabbing our bags and the rental car before heading to the hotel.
We got to the hotel after midnight and checked in when it was “morning.”