Seated just behind the wing, I took this photo and thought: There’s no way they are taking off like this. I waited for the announcement of delay due to deicing, but it never came. The plane left the gate and taxied towards the runway; en route to the deicing bay, I thought. Soon all airport buildings were behind us and we were at the end of the taxiway beside the active runway. Wow, I thought to myself, if they plan on trying to take off like this, I WANT OFF!
Much to my relief, however, a sprayer and tanker truck finally appeared with its blue deicing fluid and over several minutes washed away my concerns and saved my underwear from total disaster.
Wishing all safe holiday travels.
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