Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Waiting for Philadelphia
Posted by John McHale
I never fly to visit my parents for Christmas as I figure the five and half hours it takes to get there by car is the same if I fly. This year I tried flying ... and I've been sitting at the airport for two hours with two more to go as my flight is delayed almost three hours -- because of the Philadelphia connection.
Not complaining, but wondering why one city is the center of so many flight delays. I really don't mind delays, as much as I travel I'm used to them -- but what is up with Philadelphia?
I've even heard pilots mumbling four-letter words about getting stuck with the Philly route. Are they unorganized there? Or is it a lack of runways? It can't always be the weather ...
I really don't know. If someone out there does, please tell me.
Anyway, it's a cold, but sunny day and the Internet here is free and I am finally on vacation.
I hope you are too.
Enjoy your holiday.