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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-12-15 12:11
Subject: [travel] They froze my plane
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Tags:travel, weird
The plane from Denver to Omaha (United, my third airline of the day) is frozen. It has been towed to the hangar so the waterlines could be thawed. Ie, not usual winter de-icing, but rather that elements inside the skin of the plane have frozen.

Erm...

(Further status unknown, but a cancellation seems to be impending.)

Originally published at jlake.com.

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Amy Sisson
User: amysisson
Date: 2008-12-15 21:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow, I'm glad you're not in the air on that thing.

When I was a student at Univ of North Dakota, my advisor asked if I wanted to tag along on her weekly trip out to Minot to teach at the air force base there. During the summer, the profs would drive the 4 hours. During the winter, a UND pilot (they have a flight school) would fly the profs out. So there we were, flying back to Grand Forks in our little 4-seater plane in the middle of winter. The pilot started shining a flashlight out at the wings -- checking for ice. Um, I could have done without knowing that, but I was sitting next to him, so it was hard to avoid.
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sheelangig
User: sheelangig
Date: 2008-12-15 21:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Cincinnati.

Sympathies.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2008-12-15 21:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Um--at this point, it sounds like driving from Denver might be faster.

BTDT--in Detroit, trying to get to Hartford, CT.
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Kevin Standlee
User: kevin_standlee
Date: 2008-12-15 22:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ouch! But at least your Corporate Overlords are aware that the weather is awful, presumably.
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John A Pitts
User: bravado111
Date: 2008-12-15 23:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So, what happened?
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kzmiller
User: kzmiller
Date: 2008-12-16 00:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Gee, makes our local 22F sound positively tropical!

Two layers of pants, three of shirts, plus a jacket, hat and ski gloves to take care of the barn animals today. Trucking out five gallon buckets of warm water so the animals can have a drink. Almost time for my drink. First, a trip to the feed store for more grain. With that many layers, it's actually not bad outside at all!
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