ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion

On the ground, but ...

So, I'm stuck on a plane in Chicago while waiting for the airport people to give us a gate. While waiting, I thought I'd check the status of my connecting flight. I have plenty of time, so I'm not really worried about making it, but it's something to do.

While looking, I see that the airline is calling our flight "arrived", and I'm certain this goes toward their "on time" statistics for this flight. But it strikes me as a bit misleading to call this flight arrived if no one can get off for another 15 minutes. It's not like the people who have short connections are all, "Oh, thank goodness we're here. I'll definitely make my next flight now."

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