Arrived in London. But, the trip was awful.
Taxied out to the runway at Chicago O’Hare. Number 2 to go when flight recalled because United failed to add enough fuel to get the airplane to England. I am not kidding. Three hours later, and with “thanks from United for our patience,” the plane left.
While en route, and near where I was seated, an elderly woman who could speak no English started to get deathly ill. Break out the oxygen and call for any passenger with medical training. Cabin attendants stand around being concerned but not doing much else. Nurse appears, announces blood pressure dangerously low, scratches her head and the plane flies on with the woman draped over her husband in United’s Economy section. The lady did not die, but she was awfully sick.
What do they say about the Friendly Skies?