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What Do You Do When Your Aircraft Is Delayed  
User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 35
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8694 times:

Currently my aircraft is delayed by 30 minutes. What do you do when your aircraft is late?

I occupied some of the time looking for a free wifi connection which I have now found. Big grin

46 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8692 times:

you wait;

interesting subject you brought up; my flight on Friday night was delayed and I was sitting in the plane and we didn't get off for 2 hours. Trip report to come;

Las Vegas is also good during a delay as it has wifi.

edited to add;

you text all your friends telling them how bored you are;

[Edited 2006-01-08 13:08:37]


Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8682 times:

I cry like a baby and wave my arms and legs like a maniac.

Signed,

9VSPO.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8674 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
I cry like a baby and wave my arms and legs like a maniac.

Signed,

9VSPO.

I doubt it apparently he doesn't like flying!
Plus it means more Stella time


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8671 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 3):
I doubt it

I doubt it too: the reality is far, far too bad to disclose in an Internet forum. I've had to stick to the child-friendly version.  Silly



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8670 times:

I wander round duty free smelling and squirting all the perfumes and come out smelling like a prostitutes parlour (or so I've been told, not that I know from personal experience, lol) I also go and get more drink and sport more aircraft. But, saying that, I've only ever been delayed by one hour (touch wood) so still not very long to wait.


Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8667 times:

During my longest delay ever, about 11 hours on flight DJ863 NCL-PMI in 1997, we drank lots of beer, ate lots of pizza, bought lots of scratchcards and won a modest amount of money. Oh, and watched a noisy Sabre Airways B727-200 take-off, among the many other aircraft.

Happy days!


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8656 times:

Flip out!

jk about that!

I play tetris on my cell phone.


User currently offlineLentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8654 times:

piss and moan mostly

otherwise wait

(in one instance sat on the taxiway)


User currently offlineScott0305 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8644 times:

um...watch planes. I would have thought that would be way up there for a.nutters.

User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 8637 times:

Go find the nearest Starbucks!!!

Bp777



Forever Flight
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8621 times:

Probably working on it  biggrin 
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8618 times:

Quoting Runway23 (Thread starter):
What Do You Do When Your Aircraft Is Delayed

Bitching, moaning, complaining, and whining.

Patrick


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 8607 times:

Quoting BNE (Reply 1):

Las Vegas is also good during a delay as it has wifi.

And slot machines. (The gambling gurus say not to play the slots @ LAS, as they don't payout as well as the non-airport ones, but I won $77 on a quarter slots machine while waiting for a flight.).

Quoting BritPilot777 (Reply 10):
Go find the nearest Starbucks!!!

Or whatever coffee stand they have. Especially if the delay is in the evening. Don't forget the pastry, or at the very least some biscotti....


User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8576 times:

I wait....


mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6334 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8573 times:

I shop or eat. I drink loads of hot chocolate and then I get sick at the gate!

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 8544 times:

I've never had a delay of more than an hour and a half, but usually I just put up & shut up once I have found out the reason because I know everything that must be done to get us all off the ground. I also know not to take it out on the staff on that flight because they are delayed from doing their work, and often have to stay back because of it.

User currently offlineTimePilot From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8512 times:

If I'm still at the gate, I just walk around. I walked around AAs parts at ORD last summer with nothing to do. Then I fell asleep.

If I'm in the plane/on the apron/before taking off, I either sleep or look out the window.

Not much can be done, and certainly the staff can't do anything about it.


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8511 times:

Stay in the lounge drinking complimentary beverages and snacks of course  Wink...until I get booted out at closing time  Sad


"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8508 times:

Well, being an immature teenager(I know I know, sorry) I run around the airport with all my friends, cuz all of us on the west coast, connect in DEN before continuing onto STL. Like, we all connect up, and try to get on the same flight, so that the dorm bus doesn't have to make a gazillion trips. Coming back home from Christmas break, on January 3, we had a six hour delay on GoJet, so we did some stupid things like playing soccer on the moving walkway, and we were gunna play cards on it too, we had enough time, it goes slow enough, but ya know, if ya don't have cards, that poses an issue. I know, I was immature, but when you go to a private school, and for once, your free, without a dean watching ur every move, you go absolutely wild lol. It was great!!!!! Big grin
~Shaun~


User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8508 times:

There's only one thing to do.

Start plane spotting.



Devon



Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8504 times:

if its during the day at FLL or BDL I would do an extended version of my plane spotting. At FLL I rotate around the terminal a few times when I spot going from D5 around to D6 and back.

If its at night I'd sit tight and wait up for a little...and even then do the best I could to spot a little. (which is why I like delays in the summer, I can still get a hint of daylight at about 8-8:30 sometimes)


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 8461 times:

I go to the airline lounge and have a drink or two.

User currently offlineCaptaintim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8456 times:

squealll.. and moan until im hungrrry

and when im in ORD... i go to that hamburger joint.. on the C concourse (thes best there is)

the XXXX goat?? forgot its name.. someone please enligthen me.. i dont relaly pay attention to the name when i smell their burgers

and down 5-6 Steak and Egg Sandwiches =) yummmmmm

and spot at the same time..

=)



Gulfstream Planeview Cockpit: "why have hundreds of buttons when a CCD does the same thing and more?"
User currently offlineAF773 From France, joined Dec 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8453 times:

It depends

I fly CDG-LHR all the time and delays are a habit so, I just don't even notice it. Wander around terminal 2, eat at East, and en lounge.

Once I was connecting in ATL from LAS to CDG. My LAS-ATL flight was 20 min early and my connecting flight 4h late. I enjoyed the lounge for 7h !!!! They stayed opened till the fight boarded at 1am. Let me tell you that was not much fun as at that time there is not much spotting to do...



Next flights: AF ORY-TLN-ORY; CDG-BOD-CDG; KL CDG-AMS-ADD-AMS-CDG; AF CDG-ATL; DL ATL-MSY-ATL; AF ATL-CDG
25 ReidYYZ : If it's weather related, ground handling problem, fueling delay problem I sit by and watch the world go by. The world, that is, being pax freaking out
26 JumboJet : drink heavily and go to the bathroom before you board
27 Skywatch : I don't mind too much... I just find a window! ---Skywatch
28 DeltaGator : The Billygoat Tavern...Butt in anytime Cheezborger, cheezeborger. Chips...no fries. Coke...no Pepsi. As for what I do when delayed...have another dri
29 Rdwootty : Easy just play my Travel Monopoly and know that it is very unlikely that I will finish it!!
30 AAden : Eat, sleep or cuss depending on the circumstances
31 IAirAllie : 30 minutes to me barely qualifies as a delay because that is short enough that they can usually catch up in flight. Thats enough time to grab some sta
32 Post contains images Moparman : The last time I was seriously delayed was in Sacramento in August. I spent most of the time at the airport bar drinking Samual Adams Black Lager. Afte
33 Lp0815 : I go crazy, miss out on my appointments, rant at the ground crew who don't have anything to do with it. Then I start flaming my fellow passengers for
34 Aviationfreak : When I had to change planes at LAX after a 12 hour flight somewhere in the evening local time, the only thing during the 1 hour delay I could think of
35 ClassicLover : Sit in the lounge drinking the complimentary wine, and nibbling at the food and using the Internet. Also, chat to my lounge companions. If I'm on the
36 Malb777 : All depends on how long the delay is , if it is announced when I am in the QF lounge I stay there and eat and drink until called, if I am at the gate
37 Wunala : Stay in the lounge and order more alcohol and nibbles.
38 Alphafloor : wait... spotting... wait... shopping... wait... spotting... wait.
39 57AZ : Nothing-we're never late. One of the benefits of private aircraft ownership, right up there with going to the airport we want to use-not the one Delta
40 Post contains images FLAIRPORT : cooincidentally when you got back to the gate, the gate agent told you you would have to face a much longer delay
41 TimePilot : Actually check that ... Since I'm a nervous flier, I dislike delays. They just gives me more time to sit there and obsess over what could go wrong or
42 Jafa39 : Yup, and if I am not in a spotting place I go and buy National Geographic, I learnt this trick waiting for Mrs J to have her hair done, there is neve
43 Vatveng : Read. People watch. Read some more. You'll never find me in an airport w/o a book.
44 Post contains images Aircanada333 : Looking at the planes and writing all aircraft fin numbers that I see. Benjamin
45 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : I was delayed at ROC once for 7 1/2 hours and that was when each concourses had their own security so there was no food options since the 2 stands the
46 Cedars747 : Last time I had a long delayed flight was in SVO.I had a wonderful sex adventure."thanks Aeroflot" Alex!!!
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