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I flew from Minneapolis to Seattle today via NorthWest Air. 

Last night, I checked in online. I'm Elite with NWA, so they asked me if I wanted a complimentary upgrade to First Class. Hells Yeah!! I thought, so I clicked yes. "Sorry, there are no first class upgrades available" uhh?  WTF? Oh well, wasn't expecting to fly first class anyway, so it's not a big deal.

This morning, I get to the airport a couple hours early, and the place was relatively empty compared to all the other AM flights I've taken. Must be American Airlines grounding so many flights, I dunno. It's a good day to be me... or so I think.

I breeze through security, get to my gate and grab a seat... and wait. and wait.

Finally they announce that the flight will be delayed an hour because the maintenance crew had decided to replace the pilot's seat at that precise moment.

So we wait. and wait.

Eventually, we board the plane. and then we sit. annnnd wait.

Turns out there was another piece of maintenance they wanted to do. SO we wait.

I swear the seats get closer together every time I fly. I know I'm not getting any taller at this point. Everyone was cramped, and the plane was hot because apparently there was a ventilation problem.

But, I'm here now (and happy to be so.) So, no more fussing for now. Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 5:04 PM General Interest | Back to top


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Maybe they knew you were coming so instead of changing the pilots seat they actually moved your seat closer to the others as kind of an evil, late April Fools day prank.
Left by Matt Christian on Apr 11, 2008 10:03 AM

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