Anyone here ever been on a flight where the oxygen masks dropped and you were told to put them on?
My sister and I were on a flight from Salt Lake City to Houston yesterday and it happened. Talk about scary! We had been in the air for a good while and one of the flight attendants came on the PA and announced that we were heading back to Salt Lake City. Of course, we're all looking around at each other wondering what's up. A short time later the oxygen masks dropped and the pilot came on (never telling us what the problem was) and said we were diverting to Grand Junction, CO. Thankfully we made it safely to Grand Junction and were told the cabin pressure started dropping when we were at 35,000 feet so they needed to get the plane down. We sat on the plane on the tarmac at the airport in Grand Junction for almost half an hour before they deboarded us into the terminal. They ended up sending another plane and crew from Salt Lake which got to Grand Junction a little after 10pm Texas time and we got into Houston about 1am. Only about 7.5 hours after our scheduled 5:37 arrival time! We were in Grand Junction about 5 hours or so. Luckily, that was the last leg of the trip my sister and I were on. We got back to her house in Spring around 2am.
Afterwards my sister told me that she had called and told her husband to pray for us before we got on the SLC to Houston flight because she didn't feel right about the flight. She broke down a little when we did land in Grand Junction. I was surprised I didn't get more upset, but the plane never felt like it was having any problems which I took as a good thing. It was still scary and pray that I never have to go through it again. I did pray after the oxygen masks were deployed. Praise God for his protection over our flight, crew and passengers. The Delta crew was awesome in keeping everyone calm.