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I’m back (Yeah! Jet Blue)

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 24, 2005 @ 7:23 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

I thought 5 flights in 5 days was a pain in the arse — until I had to fly out of the very same airport where there was just an "incident."

That Jet Blue Flight [1] with the damaged nose wheels, and the passengers watching it on the inflight entertainment system [2]?

Flight 229, 3:20 from Burbank’s Bob Hope airport to JFK on Thursday?

No, I wasn’t on it — but I was on the exact same flight on the very next day. Flight 229, 3:20 from Burbank to JFK on Friday.

As you can imagine, the cabin was a bit tense before take off.

The co-pilot comes out of the cockpit before we taxi to the runway. He announces, "our captain has personally inspected the landing gear of this aircraft . . . He says these are the finest looking set of wheels he has ever seen on any aircraft anywhere."

Everybody laughs. The cabin relaxes a bit. We had a blessedly uneventful trip.

Good to be back home.


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[1] Jet Blue Flight: http://news.google.com/news?q=jet%20blue%20landing%20gear&num=50&hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&client=safari&rls=en&sa=N&tab=wn

[2] inflight entertainment system: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050922/ap_on_re_us/airliner_emergency

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