When leaving for the annual JEA National Convention, being held in San Antonio, students and advisers from duPont Manual and Assumption High Schools learned that their flight was delayed. After arriving at 4 a.m, the group, as well as other passengers, were led on all day before learning that the earliest the flight would leave was 10 that night. This led to many angry tweets that caught the attention of American Airlines customer service. In the end, a small jet was flown in for the students and their teachers, and 12 hours after they arrived, the students were officially on their way to San Antonio.
Student try to relax on the floor.
Students use electronics to aid in their boredom before eventually falling asleep.
A man comforts his baby durring the long wait.
A line form for people trying to transfer flights.
Ginger Thompson naps after driving all morning from Lexington.
Freshmen J&C students use the extra time to bond.
Some student made camp by the outlet after excessive usage left their phones with low batteries.
Josh Svoboda (10) planks on chairs.
Kinsey Ball (11) spreads out.
Palmer and Julian Wright brainstorm for way to get to Texas.
Electronics were a must have from the stranded students.
The group slowly spread across the entire floor.
Student decide to take group naps in hopes to kill time.
New tickets finally arrive.
The group had to go outside to board the small jet.
Freshmen are relieved that their day at the airport is coming to a close.
A line forms as people board what came to be known as “The Private Jet”
Students exchange last words of disbelief before the plane takes off.