Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Long Way Home...

What a long way home,
OK, so after we returned from Bahamas we spend another 3-4 days in Miami. Over there, we have celebrated Thanksgiving at Hilel's (http://picasaweb.google.com/bronsteinfla/Thanksgiving) and then headed to NY. In NY we met again with Xusha and Daniel (http://picasaweb.google.com/john.markh/23112006NewYork), made some shopping (ohhh, I hate it so much) and finally took a taxi to JFK.
And now, to the interesting part of the story.
When we finished boarding and the airplane was on a runway to take off, one of the his engines went MIA (Missed In Action). On a runway, just a seconds before airplane was in the air! I think I have to say thanks to the pilot for breaking before end of the runway. So, we spend additional 'extra' day hours in New York, met with Daniel and Xusha again and finally, after 18 hours delay, we flew to London. Needless to say, that when alarm (smoke detector) sounded during the flight, it was pretty scary...
But, after all 'bad' things I wrote, I have to say that Virgin Atlantic were more that OK. They have placed everyone (who wanted) in nearby hotel, paid for meal and provided transportation. We didn't had to 'fight' for it. They have also compensated us with 50% discount for all future flights with them for the next 18 months.

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