Sunday, 19 December 2010

Flight

Test post, we have wifi !!!!

Mega snow this morning, so much that I thought we wouldn't make it to the airport. Well we did, got through security fine, on the plane ok, taxied away ok, then STOP!.
The snow was so bad we had to go back to have the wings sprayed with de-icer again. No one was getting off the ground, a blizzard was blowing outside and the place ground to a standstill. When the pilot said he was gonna put toy story 3 on to keep us entertained we should have known it wasn't gonna be a short delay.
It took 3 bloody hours to clear. God it was an absolute pain. All that time sat on plane going nowhere and it was boiling, any longer and I'd have been down to my undies..
Once we eventually got off the ground we were informed that due to the weather some staff had not made it to work this morning so they were running on minimum staff levels and service may not be as expected.
Coronation street (uk tv soap) star Kevin Webster is on our flight. I feel like shouting adulterer! At him because his character has been having an affair and fathered a child by another woman. He's not very tall in real life but dresses a bit more trendy.
The inflight movies are not up to much, I wanted to watch inception but that's only showing on the way back, I ended up half looking at the sorcerers apprentice, bits of the expendables and halt hour of salt before flicking over to see the end of despicable me. How can you concentrate when you're 35000 feet up and travelling at 535mph ?. It looks beautiful out of the window and you can practically see the curve of the earth..
Had my mini meal and then started on the drink.
I'm not sure if it was the movement of the plane or not but after the grub I felt a bit sick for a while. Or could have been the full packet of maltesers I scoffed after the meal flushed down with a can of coke?..
A fella mouthed I love you to his missus across the isle, she smiled but I was close enough to hear he was actually saying saying elephant juice. His mate sat next to him was pissing himself.
Watching the flight map on the small screen in front of me we passed over never ending landmark cities that everyone knows (mainly from tv cop shows) but have never actually been to. It's amazing how many are actually British. Including Halifax & York .
After what seems like forever we then prepared ourselves for the rubb down getting into America itself. We had all heard lots of bad story's about these guys so were prepared for the worst. Actually they were fine. Strict but polite and helpful. I couldn't believe it. Try heathrow and you'll really see baffles in charge. Anyway were here now, it was pissing it down when we got off the plane but who cares show me my bed.




7 comments:

robert said...

Welcome to the USA. Hope you enjoy your stay.

naturgesetz said...

Those fight maps are really fascinating. I don't know how they choose the places they show. Some are important places, but some seem kinda random.

Anyway, it sounds as if you had a pretty good flight, once you actually got off the ground.

Welcome to my country. Enjoy your stay!


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drew said...

I've been thinking about you. They were saying the UK has had the coldest weather in 100 years and all the airport cancellations and delays. Glad you could get out of there. enjoy yourself and keep us posted!!

Cosmic Journey said...

I love Salt so much! Its such a guilty pleasure.

I hope you have a great time.

*Just to let you know, I am formerley know under the blog www.Mindofmine.co.uk, but I have now moved to acosmicjourney.blogspot.
I would appreciate it if you could update your blogroll*

Cosmic Journey said...

I love Salt so much! Its such a guilty pleasure.

I hope you have a great time.

*Just to let you know, I am formerley know under the blog www.Mindofmine.co.uk, but I have now moved to acosmicjourney.blogspot.
I would appreciate it if you could update your blogroll*

Mambam said...

Sorry if I don't reply to your comments till I get back it's really hard to get to this bit via blogger on my phone so this is a one off. I'm blogging via blogpress for iPhone
I am reading your comments though honest.

Oh and yes I'll add to my blog roll when I get back. Remind me wontcha

david said...

welcome to america.... enjoy our hospitality.. and all the fried cheese you can eat... n fired chicken.. n bacon donuts... n fried butter.... n fried mac n cheese.... youll understand now prolly while most of us are so bleedin bloody fat... you can get t-shirts in xxxxxxl here... would it kill you to buy one? our economy could really use an infusion of cash... whats that? 6xl is a bit to big? you can always use it as a car cover...

~ cheers....