Musings of the Global Traveller mentions that he experienced a go around on a recent flight, saying that he gets a few of those in a typical year.
I’ve flown well over a million “butt in seat” miles, and I’ve never experienced a go around, or for that matter an aborted takeoff, engine failure, etc. I realize most of these aren’t a big deal nowadays, but it still kind of surprises me. Not that I’m complaining, I guess I should be thankful for the fact that I’ve had an equal number of good takeoffs and landings, which is something I all too often take for granted.
On the other hand, I’ve had my my fair share of insane seatmates, onboard medical issues, passengers that were removed from flights for cussing out crews, runaway kids, and possible guests of the Jerry Springer show to make up for it, though.
Has anyone else flown over a million miles and never experienced a go around, aborted takeoff, engine failure, etc.?