3.59pm, Saturday 8th September, Gate 7, Los Angeles International airport, California, USA
Afternoon, folks, and I want you to look at this aeroplane. It’s got a broken door that wouldn’t seal, which we really need to work properly at 30,000 feet. Whilst they loaded us, the engineer was fixing the door and stripped and broke a locking nut in the process. So the door still doesn’t seal, the nut can’t be removed, so we’re offloaded and going up to San Francisco much later on.
If you watch that George Clooney movie “Up In The Air” about the chap who travels a huge amount with his job … stuff like this never happens to him!
Let’s hope the next bird gets off the ground and we get to San Francisco sometime tonight.