Friday, August 10
Hello vicarious travelers! This is
my first trip to South America, and I'm happy to report that so far,
all is well. So begins our story...
First, we left JFK several hours late because our 777 captain was
arriving on another plane at LGA, and had to take a taxi over from
there. I have read that some pilots live very far away from the
city they fly out of and have to commute to work like everyone
else. When they choose to do this they are subject to the same
seat availability and scheduling problems the rest of the flying public
is. So several hundred of us were delayed because of this, but at
least we got off the ground, though after midnight, so on to Saturday...