MCI is a madhouse. Many people have some sort of eclipse commemorating shirt.
We had some clouds but mangaged to see some of the totality.
Beforehand, however, i picked up some crescents through the leaves.
They are announcing to the LGA folks that they are stuck here for several more hours while they get a new plane for them. And they even said the only reason they are bringing another plane is because there are no hotels for 100 miles due to the eclipse.
We made it to DTW with just enough time for me to grab a kind of sandwich. I didn’t check a bag so I have no concerns in that department. Will I do the same the day after tomorrow?
Meanwhile the pilots are here.
I got the upgrade.
In the cockpit they are working on something. Voice messages are cycling: TERRAIN … TERRAIN… PULL UP… PULL UP… OBSTACLE… PULL UP….
The techy said “Okay it’s started to work now. Let’s leave it alone. We’re outa here.”
And so they closed the doors and I turned my phone to Airplane Mode.