In my recent Sweden trip report I shared with all of you how we get around on the little island on Koster, on 3 wheeled mopeds. When it comes to odd or different things to drive, it’s one of my favorites because it’s fun, but I’ve also always wanted to drive the Chicago Blackhawks Zamboni just because it looks so kool.
I can’t honestly say that driving the jet bridge is on my list of odd or different things I’ve always wanted to drive, and don’t you just love it when your flight is greeted by jet bridge training day for the poor struggling gate agent trying to get it lined up to the door again and again and again?
Now I could totally see the fun of getting to “push” a Delta 747 around. It would be a bit strange to back it around the airport but wow would it be fun to try that some day or am I just weird in this? ( but you never want to break a 747 right?)
53 years ago our airline entered the jet age with the July 22 delivery of the DC-8 and then began service on September 18, 1959. When the DC-8 arrived in Atlanta it pulled up to Delta’s – and ATL’s – very first passenger jet bridge.
This was also when Delta introduced the triangular logo – affectionately referred to as the widget” – that we all recognize. It was intended to resemble the swept wing appearance of a Delta jet flying overhead.
So what about you, ever driven a jet bridge? A Zamboni? Something even more odd? Tell me the most odd thing you have ever driven in your life for a chance to win some more Delta SWAG today as I will do a random draw some time tomorrow – Sunday – morning! – René
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