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On The Fly: In The Nick of Time (and Sometimes Not)

Employee
Employee
The aircraft door very rarely reopens. I’ve had it happen both in my favor and to my detriment.  

As for the latter, I can recall flying through security with worry written on my face, and nary a care for the baggage in tow.  I was greeted by a sealed door; I knew my fate, too, had been sealed.  Not happening.  Not this time.

I was more fortunate on the other occasion.  I raced onto the plane in the nick of time, the door chasing my heels.  The entire plane applauded the fact that I’d made my connection, enabled by a pretty hysterical Flight Crew.

During tonight’s new episode of On the Fly, a few different Passengers are faced with the same scenario: getting to the gate too late.  It’s a really unfortunate situation, and I don’t think there’s a single Employee who wants to tell a Passenger that the door’s not going to open back up.  

It rarely does. 

…until the next plane makes its way into the gate.   There’s almost always a next plane.
 
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