Okay… probably not really. But I thought I’d be in Phoenix for minutes; basically spending more time waiting on the plane than scurrying through the airport. After a little while, the pilot told us there was a security incident in the terminal, but it shouldn’t affect our flight. We chilled for a while longer, and then were informed that the “incident” was in fact a bomb threat on a flight 405 to San Francisco. We were 403 to SF; 405 didn’t exist.
Shortly after that, we were informed that another threat was made on our flight, so the Phoenix police showed up with their awesome puppy dogs (although I didn’t see any) to sniff out the luggage, and we were told we would have to deplane and go through security again, while they unloaded all the luggage and searched the plane far away from the terminal.
They took us in groups of 30 and had a whole path marked off with police to allow us through. I noted to another passenger that by this point, we were supposed to be landing in San Francisco. By the time we got back to the gate, we in the last group discovered flight 403 had been cancelled. But luckily they simply created a new flight with a new plane and crew just for us, and automatically rebooked us. So we got to just stand in line for an hour or so to get our boarding pass (since there were people who were missing connecting international flights). Now I’m hanging out for another 45 minutes or so until we start boarding.
Once my phone gets some juice from my laptop here, since SkyHarbor has NO outlets for passengers that I can find, I think I’ll just have lunch here. Although not Quizno’s, I learned my lesson when I went to LA