S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Hurricane and tractor

When I set out for London yesterday afternoon, I thought the aftermath of the London bombings would be the only world news I would be caught up in. Instead, our flight to London, originating out of Houston, was delayed by an hour or so by hurricane weather in Texas. At that point, there was still a chance we'd make up lost time - but then our tractor broke down in the middle of towing the flight from the gate, and had to be towed itself. Still, in the end, we weren't more than an hour late in arriving.

I had a very compatible group of seatmates. I was on the aisle, and never once did they ask to stand up during the flight until I did, right at the end. We were all trying to sleep. I might have tried working, but the "reading light" did a better job of illuminating the back of my seatmate's head than anything near me. The food, however, was about as lousy as I've ever met on an airplane.

London transit was a concern yesterday. Today, most of the system's operational. We didn't go out of our way to make it back to the flat, although the ungainly baggage meant a taxi for the final stretch was welcome.

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