Fly Away

March 9, 2016

We are home from our vacation. We had a great time and everything went smoothly right up to our flight home.  Plane left on time, flight crew was great, we arrived on time and then we attempted to land in Halifax.  We experienced some of the worst turbulence that I have ever been in and when we finally came in for touch down the wheels just touched down when the pilot pulled us back into the air.  That was breathtaking. 

To make a long story short, we landed in Sydney, Cape Breton (not Australia), where we had to remain on the plane for four hours before attempting to land at Halifax again.  When the Halifax thing didn’t work out we flew to Montreal, but by now the toilets weren’t working and there was no drinking water left for the two hundred passengers.  Once we landed in Montreal we cleared customs, made our way to the domestic terminal, boarded another aircraft and flew to Halifax, arriving 10 ½ hours after our scheduled arrival. 

When we were waiting to deplane the senior flight attendant told me that through it all nobody complained or got nasty and how much easier that made her life.  And really, isn’t life easier for all of use when people aren’t complaining or nasty?  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.