Unfortunately, our flight was held up right before takeoff, due to a mechanical issue. We unboarded the plane and eventually were told that our flight was cancelled. That's when our wonderful team of students and chaperones sprang into action. Ms. Schuld, Ms. Sato, and Mr. Molfino immediately started working with our tour agency and any available airlines to book the next available flight.
Mr. Koester and Mr. Walker stayed with the students and were blown away by their patience and positivity. The group stayed entertained and positive throughout the rebooking process. Their patience was rewarded with food vouchers, authentic Chicago deep dish pizza, and most importantly, flights booked for early Thursday morning.
Thanks to everyone for their display of extreme patience and self-control in the face of less than ideal circumstances. The team is looking forward to recharging tonight and making it into Quito tomorrow!
View more pictures from Day 1 HERE.