You've got to be kidding me! I've paid tens of thousands of dollars in premium into that damn insurance policy! I was planning on leaving that money to the kids! What the hell happened?
This is a tale of what happened to the passengers of Delta flight 15 when returning to the US from Germany on September 11th, 2001. It's a heartwarming read. Thank you Gander.
TOLD FROM THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT'S PERSPECTIVE
We were about 5 hours out of Frankfurt flying over the North Atlantic and I was in my crew rest seat taking my scheduled rest break. All of a sudden the curtains parted violently and I was told to go to the cockpit, right now, to see the captain. As soon as I got there I noticed that the crew had one of those "All Business" looks on their faces. The captain handed me a printed message. It was from Atlanta, addressed to our flight, and simply said, "All airways over the Continental US are closed. Land ASAP at the nearest airport, advise your destination."
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