Tuesday May 17
Our comments posted yesterday were made in advance of our actual travels. We knew that Air Canada had given us some tight connections, and that we might be in for some adventures on route. Yes, we had some!
The first adventure was having our plane struck by lightning as we flew over downtown Toronto on the way to Pearson Airport on leg one of the flights – one big ‘bang’ and a huge bright light outside of the window! The storm that passed through the Toronto area also caused some issues with the scheduled flights on the ground and our next flight to Frankfurt was a little late getting pushed back from the gate. Although we expected that our pilot would be able to make up some of the lost time, conditions required a lengthy flight route over the New England states before veering northeast towards Frankfurt.