As most all of America already knows, my beloved JetBlue had an incident over Los Angeles last night. My understanding was that the landing gear would not retract after liftoff. Basically, the it was stuck sideways.
I’ve mentioned it before. I hate flying. It’s my biggest, most irrational fear. When Jet Blue was born, I became its most loyal customer. Much like Rainman’s passion for flying only Quantis, I will only fly on JetBlue. I have had the most excellent experiences aboard JetBlue flights. The staff always seems happy. And the pilots are top-notch. If JetBlue were a person, I’d name it my life insurance beneficiary.
The landing, it brought tears to my eyes. It was a moment of grace—absolute grace. I applaud them yet again.
Rest assured, however, if this proves to be an air bus issue, I will never, ever fly anywhere ever again. Ever.
I just sent a letter to Jet Blue and called their customer service representative to tell them how much I love them. I am feeling particularly loserish today.
are you drunk?
no, should I be? what did I do?
I think you’re screwed either way – It’s either the airbus malfunctioning, or jetblue doing bad maintenance
In any event, airbus claims their planes can land safely with front-wheel problems. That’s now fact. And jetblue pilots are talented enough to make that happen.
So you can kinda smile, almost.
I ask only because you sound like the drunk guy at the bar saying “I love you, man! LOVE you!!” And then you threw in some drunk dialing (to cusmtomer service).
It did sound like that, didn’t it? And you’re so right, I just love dialed Jet Blue. Wow. I really do have issues. heh
They were saying on the news last nite that Jet Blue has had this wheel problem 6 times since 2000. So maybe it wasn’t that terrific of a landing, just showed up on TV this time.
(…not to be a downer)
It was still a terrific landing regardless of whether it had happened before. The pilot remained calm and collect and landed that plane with absolute grace. I still find it admirable. But that does suck about the wheel problem.
em, that would be Qantas … Queensland and Northern Territories Air Service.
oops! Thanks moi.