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.