B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1073 times:
What's so bad about it ? Of course it's bad for you now, but hey just because they cancelled a single flight ????????
C'mon, you probably don't even know the reason why they did so.
A flight gets cancelled for some reasons every once in a while.
B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1044 times:
Ironman, why is this ridiculous ??
First of all AF has to find an aircraft that they can use for all the PAX and second they have to fly it probably from CDG to RUH which takes quite a while.
Maybe the plane they wanna use to transfer to RUH is not even in CDG yet.
Ironminds From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 556 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1041 times:
Well, 737, it's Ironminds, not Ironman, but I'll take it as a complement.
Anyway, here's why it's ridiculous: the man is stuck now in the Riyadh airport without so much as a cocktail lounge for 18 hours, probably hasn't been told the reason for the delay (don't tell me it's because the crew was spending extra time at the hotel bathing!), and it sounds like they're not doing anything to put people on other carriers or anything. I'd be pretty bent out of shape about this state of affairs, too!
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1097 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 911 times:
Airlines sometimes have to cancel flights. As was said earlier, it is part of the business. Unfortunately, Air France flies into Riyadh only 3 days of the week, and this is heavy travel season out of RUH, so all the flights are busy. They'll get you where you are going. I know it sucks now, but life will go on...
V Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 718 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 862 times:
For &^%$# sake! I would hate to see some of your reactions if something really bad happened to you in this life. From some of the responses I would assume you would rather the airline,whoever it may be fly the aircraft with a technical fault. People are not sitting around at AF ops thinking oh goody lets see which one we can cancel to piss off the pax. If is done for a good reason, the most important of which is pax safety.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 847 times:
At least you heard of it before the planned departure time...
I spent a night in the departure are on LHR once waiting for a KLM flight that was cancelled. KLM told us that 3 hours after it was planned to fly.
We arrived 12 hours late on a 1 hour flight...
I wish I were flying
25 Alpha 1: All these responses, over one cancelled flight?? You've got to be kidding? Good grief!!
26 Joona: Alpha 1, precisely. Flights are cancelled all over the world every single day. What's the big deal? Joona
27 Joona: Forgot to add, I bet the original poster does not like Air France and is just trying to make it look bad. Joona