Travel News: Can Pilots ‘Step on the Gas’ if They’re Behind Schedule? (Reblog)

“It’s a familiar scenario for passengers: your flight is delayed by 30 minutes. Then 45 minutes. You risk missing that important meeting. It’ll be touch and go. But then, you board and get airborne. The captain then comes on the PA:

‘Sorry about the late departure from LaGuardia, but looks like we’ll have you at the gate in Chicago five minutes earlier than our originally scheduled time. So, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.’

“Wait, what? What happened? Did the pilots step on the gas?

“Yes, it turns out they can, and do.”

Read the rest via MSN: Can Pilots ‘Step on the Gas’ if They’re Behind Schedule?

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