I remembered one of my crazy dreams this morning. ( I always have crazy dreams after eating Pepperoni Pizza)
I will try to make a long story short, but I could write an action adventure film with the basic plot. A large group (about 1/2 of total plane) of friends and family were on a plane in Kansas City or Omaha (could only tell the relative size of the airport, but not the actually city). We were told that the captain had to make a quick right turn maneuver after the plane lifted off in order to clear the airspace properly from the runway we were at. We were on a runway technically too small for our plane, but the captain was experienced, and we would be OK per the flight attendant. She turned out to be correct. After the captain succeeded with the right turn, the whole cabin started clapping! We relaxed and began talking about our vacation.
Next thing we knew, the plane was touching down again. We landed and taxied to an area of the airport with the maintenance hangars and fuel lines. Everyone was looking at each other and whispering about , "What Now?" The cabin doors opened, and we were all told to disembark the aircraft, but to stay close. The plane turned out to be low on fuel, and we were refueling before taking off again. "Nothing to worry about", they said. Strangely, we did as we were told and stayed together in an orderly fashion waiting for the signal to reboard the aircraft. Well, as we were waiting several black windowed Surburbans drove into the area and dozens of TSA guards and US Marshalls arrived on the scene. It was explained to us that since we were already screened by airport security, they had to make sure we were still not a safety concern as we were back on the ground. Again, we listened, trusted, and stayed together in an orderly fashion. Hours passed...people got restless...but no chaos ensued. Crazy, unbelievable, really... Next thing we know, we are reboarding and all will be well...so we thought.
We couldn't get over the feeling that we were missing one person on the aircraft, but the flight crew couldn't find anyone missing on the crew or passenger list. We were soon given clearance to taxi back to the runway, and we started moving with all of the black windowed Surburbans following. Next, the captain announced that we would not be landing in S. Carolina as planned. The delay in leaving had made our original flightplan obsolete, and we had to take a new path of clear airspace to another airport. However, a fellow passenger soon started whispering that the captain wasn't telling us the whole truth. "I just heard on the radio that the terror threat was increased in S. Carolina. That's why we aren't going there." said the passenger. We started wondering why the captain would be lying to us. Do they suspect the threat is on this airplane? Is that why the Surburbans are following us? Are they watching for the passengers to start reacting to the news about the change in flight plan? Do they think there is a terrorist on our plane?....
I guess I will never know. This is where the dream ended. Crazy imagination I have sometimes... : )