We have a short connection in Charlotte. So short, in fact, we’re already in our seats for the next flight. I got some sleep on the last flight, which is unusual for me. The flight to Richmond will be just a little over an hour once we’re airborne.
Shortly after passing through the security checkpoint at Sky Harbor, just before 5:00 am, we saw the departure monitor showing our flight to Charlotte would be delayed by 45 minutes. It turns out the first officer for the flight hadn’t shown up for work for some reason, so 45 minutes was just an estimate. In any event, we’d definitely miss our connection in Charlotte.