Dangerous Mechanical Delay

This piece has one of the best opening paragraphs of any travel story I’ve read:

    Our plane went mechanical in Mexico City on the way to Costa Rica. The local mechanics said they didn’t have the parts on hand and it would be at least 38 hours before our aircraft was going anywhere. The airline decided to hedge its bets and set us free for a 30-hour layover at the Mexico City airport hotel.


    That’s when I almost lost my penis.

The rest of the short story doesn’t live up to its opening, so you can choose to read it all or not.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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