November 6, 2010

Saturday Smile

During the "rush hour" at Houston's Hobby Airport, a flight
was delayed due to a mechanical problem.

Since they needed the gate for another flight, the aircraft
was backed away from the gate while the maintenance crew
worked on it. The passengers were then told the new gate
number, which was some distance away.  Everyone moved to
the new gate, only to find a third gate had been designated for

After some further shuffling, everyone got on board, and as
they were settling in, the flight attendant made the standard
announcement, "We apologize for the inconvenience of this
last-minute gate change. This flight is going to Washington,
D.C. If your destination is not Washington, D.C., then you
should 'deplane' at this time."

A very confused-looking and red-faced pilot emerged from the
cockpit, carrying his bags. "Sorry," he said, wrong plane."