Another 12-hour trip from Ft Lauderdale to Phoenix
I live in Phoenix and it just amazes me how often I end up spending as much as 12+ hours flying from Ft Lauderdale to Phoenix.
It happens all the time - with my last return from the Rock Legends Cruise I had a stopover in Dallas where the loading was delayed by almost 90 minutes, and then we spent an extra hour on the tarmac waiting to take off.
They could have slipped up in the queue to take off, but once a plane is "late" they might as keep it to one plane, so we had to wait for a gap to get in line on the runway.
"On time" stats should be kept in total minutes, not number of flights. So, if a plane is late it still helps for them to bump it up in the takepff queue.
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.
I don't care for flying at all. I really don't like to fly to take a cruise and only do it if necessary. With all the new ships coming to Texas I'll be staying at home for a while. Only Alaska will involve an airplane.
Ray McDonald / Snoozeman
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