I was flying GF from Beirut to Bharain on Mayy 22. We get on the plane and sit down for half an hour. The pilot then tells us, that there is a problem with a valve and within 10-15 mintues we would take off. After half an hour the pilot says that we have a "problem with the paper work". What was really going on was that when the flight enginer did the flight check some kind of valve was not working, he reported it the tower and tower sent him a MASCO enginer. The enginer said that they did not have this part in stock at BEY. The pilot then said he did not need the part to fly, all he needed was the enginer's singnature on the paper work. As we all know, BEY saftey is very thight, and the enginer did not sign. (This is all happening while we are on the aircraft- A320). So we get off the plane and GF, have no clue what to do. Then GF916 comes in from Aub Dhabi, and by luck the plane is almost empty, But the plane going to Bharain is full, and any passenger willing to go on the flight the next day get 2 free J class ticket to any where in the world.
Do anyone have any info on what happened? Most of you guys have friends at BEY so what was wrong with this valve? They had to send a spare on Ethaid the next day.