“Long Wait to Takeoff, Unexpected Thunderstorm, Low on Fuel!”
Flight from New York City to Atlanta
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- 1 stop in Richmond, Virginia
- Date of Flight:
- October 2010
- Seat Class:
I am definitely not picky nor a complainer when in the process of being up, up in the air as long as I get to my destination, teehee, but boy, on my way back home to New York from Atlanta, GA, we were always "a short number" off for departure (the traffic was tail-to-tail, hehe).
When we were finally flying, we were literally just lounging for a while since the captain got word that there was an unexpected thunderstorm in the NY area. We twirled and acrobated until we were low on fuel, haha!
I had purchased my round-trip ticket non-stop, but we had to stop in Richmond, VA to make an emergency landing and guzzle up! I had the fuel truck right outside my plane window, and saw how the numbers incremented to 936... So I'm guessing that would be 936 gallons...? Hmmm...
There was a take-off wait a little shorter than the first one in ATL, but it was to the point that they were giving out free snacks (in this day and age with these airlines even peeking at your waistline to charge a lil' more, you KNOW there was a mighty wait time, hehe!).
Now, up in the air again... Expected turbulence due to the unexpected thunderstorm... All in all, we landed in our destination at 12:52 a.m., when our original arrival was estimated at 10:10 p.m.
Landing that lil' plane was abrupt and dry, in both occasions, but I'm not complaining... For here I am, typing up this lovely review :o)