Operation Bucharest -- Atlanta To Frankfurt
We actually took off from
The Lufthansa flight staff was very efficient and very cordial to us. The fellows at the check-in counter at
Around 9:00 PM or so, we were cruising along at 640 mph at an altitude of 36,000 feet and suddenly our jet took on the nature of a jalopy. We sort of felt like we were in an old pickup truck traveling about 65 mph on one of the old farm roads in Geneva County. The pilot came on and directed everyone to put on their seat belts and we jumped and bucked for about the next 20-25 minutes. Jeremy McCoy was sitting next to me during that little run and I asked him where the “whiskey wagon” was. We all had quite a laugh with all of that. I understand that Teresa had gone to the back of the plane and was sitting with Regina Miller and they were praying. That tells you who the spiritual ones are! One bunch looking for the “whiskey wagons” and another bunch praying. On Row 23 where all of this was going on was Jeremy, Justin, Nathan, and Monica.
I also understand that Rhonda Lewis was playing with the personal stereo that was with each seat console. She appears to enjoy listening to the classic music channel during take-off and landing. That way she can let the music overcome her husband’s running commentary about all that is going on.
By the time that we had reached
When we got into the airport, it was very evident that this was not
Chad Kirkland found a hot-dog of sorts along with a cup of water that cost him $5.00. Jay Lewis was about to buy a 20 ounce Coke until he found out that each bottle was going for a price of $5.50. He instead went to the bathroom with an empty water bottle and filled it up for free. He told me he was pretty proud of that water.
Now we are awaiting Flight 3412 that will connect us to