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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

Getting Trapped in an Elevator . . .

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. . . is pretty low on the list of things most people would like to do. It’s high on the list of nightmares for anyone with phobias related to loss of control and tight places.

But that’s what happened to 10 people in a Minneapolis hotel this past week. The crunch lasted a bit more than an hour when their rising elevator stopped, plummeted a few feet, and braked to a stop between the second and third floors. And the doors would not open. Maintenance workers were unable to improve matters so the fire department was called. They lowered a ladder from the hotel roof down the elevator shaft and the sweating hotel guests clambered out to take the stairs down to their respective floors.

As the climbed out, the last of the locked-in said they had left their luggage. Most just shrugged and said they’d get it later. So the gent still in the cage – an American Airlines co-pilot still in uniform — hauled the bags up and out for them. It could be considered a mixture of personal courtesy and professional customer service. Knowing the flyer, we’d say it’s a bit of both. You see, he’s our son-in-law.

 

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Written by Cecil Scaglione

February 7, 2016 at 10:44 am

Posted in Travel

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  1. That sums it up perfectly! And quite accurate! Thanks. Best article I’ve read all week.

    Steve Stadler

    February 7, 2016 at 11:22 am

    • keep filing those adventures…

      Cecil Scaglione

      February 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm


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