Friday, 24 July 2009

Nightmare journey


A nightmare journey I remember was nine months ago when I was returning to Japan from a business trip to the USA with my colleagues. We had arrived at Chicago airport from Florida at eight in the morning, and were waiting for connection flight scheduled at noon.

A first, everything looked fine, but the airplane didn't start. Several minutes later, the captain announced that the airplane had a trouble with one of its engines. Engineers seemed to be making their best effort to fix it, but they gave it up, and we were told to move to another plane. The new departure time was four o'clock.

We boarded to new plane. However, that plane didn't depart either. Finally, our flight got canceled. We had to stay one more night at Chicago.

It was late evening when we arrived at our hotel. I was really exhausted. I could do nothing but sleep soon.