I spoke too soon. 🙁
First, my flight to Dallas was delayed. We boarded the plane and then deplaned due to an engine issue.
About an hour and a half later, we took off again.
Approximately 20 minutes into the flight, the pilot came on the speakers and announced that there was yet another issue with the plane and that a red emergency light came on. They got it to turn off eventually, but turned the plane around and took us back to Fresno as a precaution.
I literally bit off all of my nails waiting for us to land safely. I am normally not a nervous flier, but I was pretty freaked out.
Once we were on the ground, emergency vehicles surrounded our plane and did tests before saying it was safe to head back to the terminal.
After we were back in the terminal, we were provided pieces of paper with phone numbers to call to make “other arrangements.” There were literally no American Airlines employees in sight to help us. Everyone felt confused and lost.
This was the sign that greeted us from the American Airlines ticket counter:
I eventually called the number provided to us and 25 minutes later was booked on a flight out of Fresno… tomorrow morning. 🙁
It looks like I’m shackin’ up here for the night.
I now have a voucher for a hotel and am waiting at the airport for shuttle to a hotel to spend the night. (I’ve already been waiting 90 minutes…)
Not a fun day.
I am very, very grateful that they turned the plane around and didn’t risk anything, but I am also missing Ryan and Sadie. I want to be in my own bed!
Sorry for whining and complaining to you guys, but its been a bummer of a day.