Were You On This Delta Plane That Flew Into Hurricane Irma? (Updated)

The “potentially catastrophic,” terrifying-to-glimpse-at-even-on-a-radar storm named Hurricane Irma is barreling toward Puerto Rico. Flights are being canceled left and right, but one Delta crew woke up Wednesday morning with a planned trek from New York City to San Juan and said fuck it.


Look at this image. Would you want to be on this plane?

Remarkably, the Delta website shows that Flight 431 landed seven minutes ahead of schedule. As Flightradar24 points out, it’s almost certain to be a quick turnaround. Hopefully the crew can get out fast.

Anyway, were you on this flight? Why? How was the approach to San Juan? What are your feelings on Delta at the moment?


Updated (3:55 p.m.): People normally exit airplanes like morons, but Delta managed to get Flight 431 to the gate, deplaned, boarded for the return flight, and off the ground in 51 minutes. Given the circumstances, not bad, eh?

And check out how the plane weaved its way through the outer bands of Irma to get out of dodge.


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