When a flight delay works in your favor
— Flight delays are an inevitable part of air travel. Sometimes, though, they work out in your favor.
Shortly after passing through the security checkpoint at Sky Harbor, just before 5:00 am, we saw the departure monitor showing our flight to Charlotte would be delayed by 45 minutes. It turns out the first officer for the flight hadn’t shown up for work for some reason, so 45 minutes was just an estimate.