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Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Dave!My Horizon flight was cancelled this morning due to the ever-vague "mechanical difficulties". Color me shocked.

Since I started this blog three years ago, I have had four mechanical-related cancelations (argh)... and that doesn't even begin to cover the dozens of Horizon departure delays that happened in-between. Now we're up to FIVE "mechanical difficulty" cancelations. In THREE YEARS!!

I mean, HOLY SHIT! Given all these problems, I can't help but wonder why their aircraft are not falling out of the sky on a regular basis!

But it's my fault. You would think that I would learn. I should just bit the bullet and fly out of Seattle. But it's so NICE not having to drive 3-1/2 hours back home after I return. I love being twenty minutes away from my house when I get back from an exhausting trip instead of having to spend another two-hundred-and-ten minutes driving.

So, instead of landing in Chicago right about now, I haven't even left yet...

Dave Fuck

And as if that's weren't bad enough, I have this peanut-eating bitch sitting behind me that keeps kicking her seat and making little "hmph hmph" noises in her throat. She's creeping me out. And now I smell like peanuts...

Dave Fuck

Kill me. Kill me now.

And if my plane falls apart in mid-air due to "mechanical difficulties"... please know that I love you all. Each and every one of you.

Well, everybody except Avitable.

Something tells me that anybody who would eat ice cream cones with Hitler is somebody you should probably distance yourself from in the interest of good karma in the afterlife.

UPDATE: By some miracle, Horizon managed to keep their airplane in one piece all the way to Seattle. Apparently I have a flight to Chicago sometime tonight, but can't find a gate agent to confirm it. One thing is for sure... it's going to be a long, long day.

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  1. Karl says:

    Wow, good airport, eh? Wireless internet? I’ve never even heard of Horizon airlines. Are you sure they’re real, Dave? Not sure that I’d trust them.

    Ah well, at least we have one final post from Dave. See you on the other side, bud.

  2. Uh Oh… Sorry to hear about your flight problems.

    So what’s the new plan? (Is there still one?)

    I’m here 🙂

  3. Jeff says:

    Ok, I’ll put away the voodoo doll airplane I was screwing with because I was secretly trying to prevent you from going to Chicago and having fun without me. You’re good to go now. Have fun!

  4. Erin says:

    At least they give you free beer on the Horizon flights, no matter how short they are. I’m not sure it makes up for the fact that their seats are only about 14 inches wide, though.

  5. Eve says:

    I’ve never heard of Horizon either. I understand your dilemma though; who would want to drive that much after getting off an airplane?

    So sorry you’re having trouble getting to your most excellent destination. Here’s hoping you get there safely and quickly and have an awesome time thereafter!!!

  6. RW says:

    I just got to my house from O’Hare. Weather is balmy. Going to be a great weekend. See you Saturday.!

  7. Mooselet says:

    I hope that when you eventually arrive in Chicago – of sound body if not mind – you’ll be able to unwind for a little while. Go have some Coke with Lime. Lots of it.

  8. Aargh says:

    Sorry to hear about your travel woes. I am actually amazed that you have suffered through so many flight cancellations.

    I live British Columbia, Canada and I am about 2 hours away (with no rush hour traffic), from Vancouver Airport. Luckily I have a regional Airport within 20 minutes and Westjet which is an excellent airline. I have had some interruptions and even had to wait a hour for another plane because of mechanical difficulties but never had a flight cancelled.

    I was stunned to read that your flight was cancelled. Is the airline all out of airplanes, I realize it is a smaller airport but in my humble opinnon the airline should care a little more about their customers.

  9. alice says:

    Sounds like someone needs a hug. But, I totally sympathesize with you regarding sucky ass airline excuses.

    Glad you came down safe.

  10. adena says:

    Puddle jumpers scare me. Flying around in something w/ the consistancy of a sardine can is not relaxation inducing.

    I’ve done the jump from San Fran to Sacramento, and almost considered parachuting out somewhere near Fairfield, and driving the rest of the way.

    Me no likey.

    Glad you made it to Seattle in one piece.

  11. Chanakin says:

    Announce that you need to get to Chicago or “the plans” will fall apart.

    You’ll get plenty of attention then.

  12. Avitable says:

    I’ll have you know that I’m a karmic genie, granting good will and benevolent reincarnation to all in my path.

  13. Kevin says:

    But you made it and that’s the key!

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