Letís try this again! -
It felt like Groundhog Day
when we got up again, got ready to head to the airport again
and finally sat in a taxi
taking us to the airport again.
Thankfully, this is where
Groundhog Day ended.
We arrived at the airport
about 45 minutes before we were supposed to take off, dropped
off the luggage, walked through security and sat down for a
while until we were able to finally board the small plane that
was taking us to Frankfurt.
They handed out small bags
of uneatable hard and dry breadchips, which we did not even open
as we had had a nice breakfast to hold us over.
After only an hourís flight
we arrived at Frankfurt airport,
where the aircraft was
parked at the furthest out spot
and we waited for a bus to
take us to the terminal for a while, but once we had made it to
the terminal we just checked which gate we needed to go to and
off we went. Short bathroom break and some duty free shopping
later we were on our way to our gate and when we arrived they
had already started boarding. The line was long and it took
quite some time until we were able to board, but we finally sat
down, stowed our luggage and waited for the plane to leave.
The flight attendants
handed out welcome drinks,
Mango-Orange juice with
some mint in it, which was quite nice and we sat and sipped and
while doing so the captain came on to inform us that we were
waiting until the baggage door was sealed and he would give us
more information lateron.
About 10 minutes later we
were told that we were to sit where we were for another 45 Ė 50
minutes as there was thunder and lightning over Belgium and they
were trying to find us another flightpath, but for the moment we
After an hour and a half of
just sitting there waiting, the bad weather had finally made it
to Frankfurt and it was now starting to rain.
Again, the captain came on
and informed us that they were now working on a way to get us
out of there, before the storm.
Just what we needed.
Thankfully it only took
them about 10 minutes and we rolled onto the runway and off we
We were now about two hours
The captain apologized for
the delay and went on to tell everyone that he was clear to use
the shortest possible way and we might make up some time, but we
would not be there on time.
Okay, at least we were
The flight attendants were
quick to hand out
small bags of crackers and
some drinks and then vanished to prepare lunch.
About an hour into our
flight we were served a (now) quite late lunch. Flying premium
economy the food usually is quite good on the way to the US and
by now we were hungry anyway. They handed out the trays with our
choice of chicken or pasta and we were ready to dig in.
We had a
Seasonal Salad with Cherry
Tomato accompanied by Italian Dressing. For our main course we
had chosen the
Fried Chicken Breast on
Cream Sauce with Spinach Leaves in Garlic Cream and Roast
Potatoes, which was really nice and tasty. For dessert there was
Tangerine Cake with almonds
and garnished with whipped cream. Nothing to write home about,
but not bad either. We also had some
Pretzel bread and some
butter and Camembert Cheese, which was really nice. They handed
out some chocolates after dinner and then we just watched a few
movies on the onboard entertainment system.
We were surprised to see
that the captain hadnít lied when he had said that he was to fly
a direct route.
It was straight across the
Atlantic and on to Florida. The flight was mainly uneventful and
about two hours before we were supposed to land we were served