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.
(And there's always trivia! Find this week's below).