Saturday, September 12, 2009

AC/DC

You might think this post is about electrical matters, continuing to pander to zb, but it isn't. It's about the myriad things that might disrupt ones schedule in aviation. Flight delayed for weather: common. For maintenance: you bet. Because the client was late or changed their mind: that's why they're the ones that pay the bills. Frequently fuel is not available when you want it. Sometimes the pilot is sick. Sometimes the airport or airspace is closed for an airshow, or a security event. I've had required equipment not arrive in time for the flight. It is not uncommon for me to check out of and back into the same hotel three times on three consecutive days because that day's flight keeps being scratched.

I knew I hadn't seen it all, but today was a new one for me. The planned flight was cancelled because of an AC/DC concert at destination. What did that have to do with anything? There were no hotel rooms available.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap!

GPS_Direct said...

Well, Hells Bells!

Oh, and the verification word is:
iskin - sounds like the next Apple product...

Rob said...

I saw them in Moncton this past August... the show was awesome.

5400AirportRdSouth said...

AC/DC, helping dullards pass multiple choice exams since 1972.

zb said...

Not only is there a nice collection of posts tagged 'electrical', the number of posts tagged 'music' isn't bad either!

Jim said...

The same thing happened to me once. I arrived to find that Toby Keith, Alice Cooper and some other band were all playing in YXS one weekend. Every, and I mean every, hotel room was booked. All of Northern BC was in town...

Being resourceful and having an airplane at my disposal I went to the next town up. Got a smoking deal on hotel rooms and the restaurant stocked my favorite Scottish beer. Victory from the hands of defeat lol.

Wealthy Perspective said...

I love the line... "makes good good sense" at the beginning of Rock and Roll ain't noise pollution!