Paxing Practice

by F/E Reed Dilbeck

When we traveled by passenger carrier on company business, it was called paxing.

Upon arriving at the Frankfurt cargo gate, after a trip to Jeddah, our agent grabbed me and said I was needed asap in Amsterdam. I was rushed over to the passenger terminal and put on a Lufthansa 737. The flight was about thirty minutes. At Amsterdam I collected my baggage and called operations. It became quite evident that something had gone badly wrong when the agent asked why I was there. He then put me on a South African Airways B-747SP and I flew non-stop all the way - back to Frankfurt.

I never found out what went wrong that sent me to Amsterdam.

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