I made it. I made the Houston-BA flight …. but only just. Luckily the arrival and departure gates were side-by-side, and the Houston-BA flight had itself been delayed by 45 mins or so, so I stepped off one plane and onto the next. I was the last passenger on board. After 45 mins of the customary sitting around and pretending to listen to the safety announcements while the plane trundles slowly into position and waits for take off, we are underway ….