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June 17th, 2008 – by: missandrea81
So I made it to Detroit alright. The flight was a bit bumpy in that little plane. We arrived in Detroit at around 6pm, I rushed through customs and immigrations which was over so quickly.
Once we were back at the gate it already had a new boarding time posted for 10:30pm, I thought WOW!
But since I have no job and my husband wasn't home either I figures I wasn't going to be one of the 50 people harassing the poor lady at the gate with my unimportant questions. I stood by close enough to hear what was said. I hadn't watched TV in about a week so I had no idea that there were heavy thunderstorms surrounding D.C. which turned out to be the problem. Once I heard that, I went to the departure board and saw that every flight to D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey had been either delayed or canceled all together. I guess at this point I was lucky that my flight was the only one that was still listed as "only" delayed.
10:30pm rolled around and there was no sign of us getting on that plane any time soon because the replacement flight crew had not arrived yet. At 11:15pm we finally got our second and final boarding call. Everyone got on that plane quickly, stowed their luggage and sat down. The passengers were ready for final take off but the plane need some gas now. Which is funny since it had been sitting there for the past 5 1/2 hours and no one thought of that before. So we sat for another 15 minutes and then we finally rolled away from the gate.
The flight time was super short with only 1 hour and 10 minutes. We landed in D.C. at 1:35am and I was at home and in bed at 2:15am.
Wow, what a day!
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