i think usually the pax just have to chill with the plane until its fixed. otherwise if its going to take so long that it will cost the airline majorly in missed connections, etc...they might try to get them on a flight to connect to another BA
flight for example....or use a partner airline to get them to LHR
happened to me twice and a friend on another occasion.
was going to fly BA
from istanbul to heathrow, however incoming A320 G-BUSB had to make an emergency landing in Budapest. So they told me they'd send me to LHR
on Turkish Airlines, or wait til the next day's flight. I chose to wait til the next day.
another occasion, was flying BA
and then CDG
didn't show up for some reason so I got sent to Paris with a UA
767. This was a long time ago, perhaps early, early 90's.
My friend was supposed to fly ZRH
with Swissair. However MD
-11 which was supposed to take them down to south africa was the doomed SR
-IWF, which never made it to Zurich.
so instead he got sent on south african...i believe a 743. nice looking stewardesses apparently.
anyway, does anyone know what happened to BA
268, why it had to make an emergency landing in LAS
PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.