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Portland, OR, 97209
USA

Starshun

Stuck in Heathrow

James Kellerman

Trip to the states hasn't started well. Informed when I checked in that the flight was delayed 50 min and that we would miss the connection to Portland. Unfortunately there are no more flights out of chicago tonight so it looks if we ever get out of Heathrow that I will be spending the night in Chicago and getting in to Portland sometime tomorrow afternoon. Things have only gone downhill from there we are now all at the gate and the flight is over an hour later than the delayed departure time with no new estimate available. As usual maintenance are on board and we will be boarding in 10min, this was over 40 min ago. Fortunately T-Mobile 3G network and bluetooth is keeping me sane in the wi-fi desert that is the gate. Update: They are serving peanuts now, it's just like being in the plane without the actual traveling. Secret Traveller tip: straight from boing boing check the cargo sites for the details of your delayed flight it had more information the delay than the ground staff were giving to the passengers. Apparently packages get more info than people.

Trip to the states hasn't started well. Informed when I checked in that the flight was delayed 50 min and that we would miss the connection to Portland. Unfortunately there are no more flights out of chicago tonight so it looks if we ever get out of Heathrow that I will be spending the night in Chicago and getting in to Portland sometime tomorrow afternoon.

Things have only gone downhill from there we are now all at the gate and the flight is over an hour later than the delayed departure time with no new estimate available. As usual maintenance are on board and we will be boarding in 10min, this was over 40 min ago.

Fortunately T-Mobile 3G network and bluetooth is keeping me sane in the wi-fi desert that is the gate.

Update: They are serving peanuts now, it's just like being in the plane without the actual traveling.

Secret Traveller tip: straight from boing boing check the cargo sites for the details of your delayed flight it had more information the delay than the ground staff were giving to the passengers. Apparently packages get more info than people.