Yes I was directly involved in this!
My Dad and I were at EDI
this morning for a 07.05 departure to BHX
. All was fine until a BA
Captain from a flight to LGW
came on the public speaker and announced to the whole departure lounge that all BA
services were delayed indefinitley. Then one after another flights got cancelled, the 6am KL
flight was very lucky, just getting off the ground before the grounding!
So, as this was only a day trip, naturally we were sh!tting it!
The first LHR
flight boarded at about 8am even though the current time of departure was 11am at the earliest!
THis was in hope of catching an earlier slot.
Then, completely taking the piss, the first flgiht to depart since the ground ing was....a BA
flight to BHX
!! We could have been booked on that!!
However, in the end it worked out ok, we departed at about 08.30, about 1.5 hrs late, it could have been much worse.....