Katie Mack @AstroKatie (a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist/cosmologist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes Jun. 16, 2019 1 min read

.. we meet again

I can’t quit you.

Because you keep shutting down due to lightning in the area and the airplane I’m supposed to be on is hiding out in Austin right now 😞

This doesn’t bode well.

We have now reached the stage of flight delays where the new “departure times” are produced by a random number generator

THERE IS AN AIRPLANE AT THE GATE! ✈️🎉 It is a backup airplane, from a hangar somewhere at DFW. Our cowardly originally assigned airplane is still hiding in Austin and has been given up due to its lack of meteorological fortitude.

The gate staff regrets to inform us that while the airplane is technically capable of departing, they have unfortunately now misplaced a flight attendant. No word on whether there are hangar backups in this case as well.

I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BOARDED AN AIRCRAFT! 🎇💃🏼🙏🏼


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