Saturday, September 22, 2007

Flying from Maine to New York (delayed flight)

What do you do when every hour you're told your flight is delayed another hour and you have a toddler with you?

Well first we ate something and then we went to the bookstore and I got her a great children's book about Maine, we read books to her, and we let her push her monkey seated in her stroller around in the airport terminal gate while we waited. In the end our flight was delayed by 6 hours due to poor visibility at JFK Airport.

Then what should have been a 1 hour flight, turned into a 4 hour flight (3 hours on the tarmac).

Here's Astrid brushing U's hair. Hey we had to get creative to keep the kid entertained (and she loves brushing our hair).

Even adults were getting quite annoyed and irritated by all the delays and having to wait only to be told they'd have to wait some more. (The airport personnel also didn't do a good job of communicating what was going on and letting us know what to expect - which caused further frustration.)

Three separate passengers complimented Astrid when we got off the plane saying what a good baby she was and how they never heard her and how they didn't know how she did so well for so long.

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