I am upset about a lot of the things Delta is doing in the coming months like the end of stopovers for award tickets, the end of RTW award tickets, oh Skymiles2015 but one of my biggest gripes that never ends is ONLY being able to fly CRJ200s out of SBN or South Bend, Indiana. I was told they were SO over sold the other day (and all day out of SBN) that they were paying out $1,300 bump vouchers to get folks off the jets (and yet there are still no larger jets out of SBN).
Well on my flight I just got off to DTW, at takeoff, part of the interior fell apart and hit a priest in the head. Ouch! Passengers reacted and held the part up until we could get to a few thousand feet. We did happen to have a bunch of extra crew on board and an off duty captain jumped up and went to help out. I have a video but cannot upload it because the wifi in the Skyclub is SO slow I am using my phone to get on the web and post (see that $29 upcharge for +1 is paying off for members).
The quick repair was two Band-Aids and a paper clip from the priest. All is well again and I think that is a FINE fix for a CRJ200. I mean it does not take much to get these old birds air worthy again. 🙁
In my seat all I had to deal with was a razor sharp air vent since the rubber cone had fallen off. Oh Delta, thanks so much for all the SBN love you show.
BTW tomorrow I am starting something fun (well maybe fun). I will be on a Delta Mileage Run with the legendary TexasYankee from FlyerTalk and will be doing “live” blogging. What my plan is to have a post up and then update it all day long with photos and bits as we will be trying two transcon flights and testing some new updates (more info soon). Stay tuned and check the blog often tomorrow for updates! – René