Microposts from Twitter on 2008-03-30

  • At SFO, waiting for my flight to Shanghai. Spent the night at PDX last night so as not to drag the fam to the airport at 4 AM. #
  • I just couldn’t make @rachelbancroft and the kids get up that early. And I don’t trust taxis/car service as far away as I live. #
  • @sarahcofer thanks. Keep an eye on http://www.joshbancroft.com for photos, tweets, and other updates. πŸ™‚ @memathews yes, for IDF. #
  • Boarding in a bit for Shanghai. No idea what connectivity will be like on the other side. I’ll be at the mercy of wifi (no roaming for me!) #
  • If my plane goes down over the Pacific, @rachelbancroft has permission to sell all of my gadgets. πŸ˜‰ #
  • @jeffthegreat no idea what kind of plane it is, but its humongous. πŸ˜‰ Prolly a 767. #
  • Anyone know if Twitter works in China? I might be even quieter than previously expected… #
  • Update: apparently, our plane requires 4 pilots. They only have three. Will find out in an hour if they can find a 4th pilot TODAY or not πŸ™ #
  • In other words, I might be delayed at SFO for a whole day. Can I take another night sleeping in an airport? I don’t know… #
  • The scene at the gate is starting to get ugly. We’ve been told there are no other flights. This is it. People are starting to get mad… #
  • How in the heck do they come up short a pilot for an international flight? Did he call in sick? What about backups/redundancy? Argh… πŸ™ #
  • @segphault United πŸ™ #
  • Good news: they found a pilot. Bad news: he’s in Denver. πŸ™ What could have been a 24 hour delay is now only a 2 hour delay. #
  • I don’t believe this. We’ve been sitting on the ground in the plane for an hour and a half. #
  • The keep playing Good News Bad News with us. Good news our 4th pilot arrived from Denver. Bad news is, they forgot to put any fuel onboard. #
  • Good news is, we’re almost fueled. Bad news is, our permit to fly over Russian airspace has expired. #
  • They’re telling us we’ll take off in 30 minutes (3+ hours late), but I don’t believe them. This is turning into a nightmare. πŸ™ #
  • @verso yeah. I already finished the book I bought at PDX last night. And half of the Grisham novel I bought today. #
  • We’re pushing back. No doubt, to go sit someplace on the tarmac. Shutting down again… #