Author Topic: We apologise for the delay  (Read 1993 times)

David Martin

  • Thats Dr Oi You thankyouverymuch
We apologise for the delay
« on: April 23, 2008, 08:35:21 pm »
Quote
This is the captain speaking. We will be delayed landing tonight as there is a hole in the runway and we are waiting for them to fill it in so we can land.

We have fuel for an extra 2 hours flying so will continue going round in circles until we need to divert or they open the runway.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

So I turned to the chap next to me as we looked out of the window and saw the same bit of edinburgh through the gap in the clouds - "I think we've been here before".

..d
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Bluebottle

  • Everybody's gotta be somewhere
Re: We apologise for the delay
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 08:40:37 pm »
Sounds lovely.  Takes the name "Turnhouse" to a new depth.

I remember being on a flight from the Gold Coast to Sydney (it was a tough job, but someone had to do it).  I am estimating that we were within a foot of touching the runway when the pilot aborted the landing.

"Sorry about that girls and boys, ladies and gentlemen* but the plane on the runway in front of us was going a little slower than we anticipated."


Not bad, as laxatives go.

*Bloody Virgin.
Dieu, je vous soupçonne d'être un intellectuel de gauche.

FGG #5465

Mrs Pingu

  • Who ate all the pies? Me
    • Twitter
Re: We apologise for the delay
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 09:12:47 pm »
Moral of the story: Don't build your airport on top of a load of old mine workings!
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: We apologise for the delay
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 09:48:00 pm »
Reminds me of several attempted Ryanair landings at Newquay. Foggy place, Newquay - and not being a Real Airport, it has no instrument capability at all.

Some time after you see the flaps extend, and hear the undercarriage come out - you get yourself ready for the landing. You expect to see the ground out of the window. When there's no ground, and then the engines rev up hard, and the front of the plane points upward, and the captain says "Sorry about that boys and girls, all I could see was the end of the runway appear through the fog", you just know you're headed for Bristol yet again...  >:(

These days - I take my bike, and a couple of trains, when I need to go to Cornwall.

alan

Re: We apologise for the delay
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 08:00:18 am »
Marj want's to go to Italy but I wont fly again as a result of 3 scary experiences,one involving fire tenders & ambulances at Ringway.

I will draw her attention to this thread in support of my cowardice attitude.

I have suggested the following alternatives,
coach
train
car
tandem

the latter being my favourite ;D

Fi

Re: We apologise for the delay
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 08:54:14 am »
Take the train.  We did it once to Pisa, it was huge fun.

robgul

  • Cycle:End-to-End webmaster
  • . . cyclist, Cytech accredited
    • Cycle:End-to-End
Re: We apologise for the delay
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 09:39:17 am »
     at Ringway.



Bloody hell, you're giving your age away calling it Ringway !   

That's like people around here calling Birmingham Airport "Elmdon"

Rob

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: We apologise for the delay
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 01:12:32 pm »
     at Ringway.



Bloody hell, you're giving your age away calling it Ringway !   

That's like people around here calling Birmingham Airport "Elmdon"

Rob

I have fond memories of a family trip to Castle Donnington some 4 decades ago. The place was small enough for us to go into the planes and talk to the pilots.

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: We apologise for the delay
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2008, 01:33:19 pm »
Marj want's to go to Italy but I wont fly again as a result of 3 scary experiences,one
I have suggested the following alternatives,
coach
train
car
tandem

the latter being my favourite ;D

What about taking the car (and maybe tandem) on the train? We did it one year to get the morris minor down to Italy, drove home stopping on the way.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

TheLurker

  • Goes well with magnolia.
Re: We apologise for the delay
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 01:42:14 pm »
"Sorry about the delay ladies and gentlemen, but there's a cow on the runway."

Charter flight to Corfu.  Bristol, 1994 or 1995. 
Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

Re: We apologise for the delay
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2008, 01:48:23 pm »
Newquay. Foggy place, Newquay
...
you just know you're headed for Bristol yet again...  >:(

At least with Air Southwest you end up at Exeter.

Cycling down there next time, and coming back by train (quicker to ride straight to Bodmin Parkway rather than going via Newquay).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."