Up, Up and Delay
An El Al jetliner abruptly stopped on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, turned around and returned to the gate. After a lengthy delay, it finally took off.
A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, "What was the problem?"
"The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine," explained the flight attendant.
“So why such a long delay?” asked the passenger.
“It took us a while to find a new pilot."