I thought 5 flights in 5 days was a pain in the arse — until I had to fly out of the very same airport where there was just an "incident."
Flight 229, 3:20 from Burbank’s Bob Hope airport to JFK on Thursday?
No, I wasn’t on it — but I was on the exact same flight on the very next day. Flight 229, 3:20 from Burbank to JFK on Friday.
As you can imagine, the cabin was a bit tense before take off.
The co-pilot comes out of the cockpit before we taxi to the runway. He announces, "our captain has personally inspected the landing gear of this aircraft . . . He says these are the finest looking set of wheels he has ever seen on any aircraft anywhere."
Everybody laughs. The cabin relaxes a bit. We had a blessedly uneventful trip.
Good to be back home.