Time boarding began: 3:40 p.m.
Scheduled time of take-off: 4:10 p.m.
Actual time of take-off: 6:30 p.m.
So we were sitting there on the runway for almost three hours. They didn't even bother to offer us headsets or a second tiny bag of cashew fragments during the endless flight. But they did once thank us for our patience, as if we had a choice.
Plus they lost my luggage, which is pretty remarkable since I got on at New York and went non-stop to Oakland. Yet somehow my suitcase ended up in Fort Myers.