Monday, May 24, 2010

United Air Lines is Trying To Kill Us!

This has been the most terrible travel day I've ever experienced. Melda and I have seriously been at this airport for 12 hours! I've never been this intimate with an airport before in my life! Yikes that is scary! Somehow we got bumped from 4th & 5th on the stand by to 9th and 10th because we weren't a member of their special fly miles club! The flight was delayed. I was huddled in a ball over in the corner, because I ate bad food from the taco joint (in the airport) We were so excited when they called our name. We got on the flight and the captain came on the loud speaker and announced that we needed to re board another plane because the hydraulics were leaking oil. Then........yes it gets better.....or worse I guess it depends if you are on the plane or reading the good story! But the plane filled up with smoke. Melda said " I'm getting off!" I was right behind her until the attendant said everything is under control sit down. (stay calm)! We both said yeah right?! A second later she's yelling everyone calmly get off the plane. Leave your belonging and get of the plane. Calmly....hurry hurry, hurry, get off now, get off now! Put your personal belongings down and get off! So we did (except our phones of course)! Well we are sitting here blogging what time is it? Our flight is scheduled for 12:30. If we don't make it out alive, we want to tell you all we love you and it's been great! x0x0 (sorry Mark it's pertinent!)

Amy & Melda

10 comments:

Jo Ann Mathews said...

holy crud girls you two get home safe! you have to see my Darla Jumper!!!

Hope things smooth out for you from here and you make it home safe and sound!!!

SewCalGal said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear your flight from hell experience, and to know it is going on right now. If I lived nearby I'd invite you to my home for a good night sleep (and tour of the town, to show off the good qualities more than UA).

I hope you do not spend the night in the airport. So sorry. Not fun. Sad to say, I did have something very similar with UA years ago in Denver! I think you need to grab a customer service rep and ask to a flight tomorrow and that they put you up in a hotel tonight! {not that I've done this when it has happened to me, but I know others that have}.

Hugs,

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Rafael's Mum said...

Oh dear... that's SO awfull!! I hope you got safely home by now and you didn't have to endure any more after all that! Shows to go by your own instincts... (and tuck your important things like wallet and passport in your pockets if you see any smoke at all!! ) So glad you are both ok !!

hipchic~cynde said...

Hugs, that is so awful. praying you get home safely and soon!!

Dawn W. said...

Wow! Hang in there! What a horrible experience. Maybe we all need to send some fat quarters along to cheer you up. (Now there's a thought!)

alicia said...

oh my, I'd let them have it! if it was that long they should have put you up in a hotel, and got you on a early flight in the am. That has happened to us before. I hope you guys make it home and safe SOON! At least you have Melda with you! miss you guys!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

What a nightmare!

Barb said...

Oh my goodness...and how can someone tell you you can't get off a plane? What right to they have over your life? Makes me grummpy thinking about it. I am glad you made it home safe.

folksmith said...

the airlines are just awful. my daughter was on her way from idaho to new york, on delta, and they land in detroit and the fly is delayed. they cancel the flight and tell her her flight is a day and half later. (the trip from detroit to buffalo is about 40 minutes) needless to say, it was not a pleasant experience. all the delays were because of mechanical problems. makes you kind of scared to fly anymore.

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