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The Anatomy of a 24 Hour Delay

Salon’s Ask the Pilot column has a nice piece about what happens when your flight is twice diverted to other airports, causing a 24 hour delay (which is what happened to Patrick Smith, the writer of the column).  The most interesting tidbit:  the pilot and co-pilot flipped a coin over who would make the unhappy announcement that the plane would be diverting a second time.

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