Saturday, March 31, 2007

Sitting in an airport...waiting to be delayed

I'm supposed to be in San Jose today, but because of terrible weather yesterday my flight was canceled.  So now I'm sitting in Chicago's lovely O'Hare, waiting for a flight that is supposed to get me into San Francisco at 6:40 so that I can speak in a church in San Jose at 7:00 PM.

Wishful thinking, you say?  Oh, I'm sure you're right!  But this is the best our modern air traffic system could manage.  I was thinking that I'd be running through the airport as it is, but then I checked with my favorite flight tracking service, Flightstats.

Here's what Flightstats tells me is the historical performance of this this Chicago--San Fran flight:

The AVERAGE DELAY is 66 minutes?  I'll be lucky if I make to the church before everyone has left and is safely tucked into bed at home!!


Anonymous said...

Dear Jeff,
Sorry to read yesterday and today about your travel travails. The airline certainly has made your weekend so far a waste! Even though it's 9:35 pm, I pray you made it in time for tonight (hey, God exists outside of time) and at least in time for tomorrow.
Mark Edwards
P.S. I'm sure from the airline's perspective their service "is good enough".

Jeff said...

Mark, man did you make me laugh. I made it to San Fransisco at 11:15 or so, and got to the hotel a little after midnight.

Thanks for the note!

Anonymous said...

Did you see the commercial about quality assurance/control that involves an assembly line robot? I've been seeing it on CBS mostly I think.. anyway, might be a good clip to include in a sermon ilustration!

Jeff said...

Mark, no I've missed that one. Sounds good though.