I flew on AirUK Leisure 763 to MCO
many moons ago, I think it was 1996.
I remember the flight very well because on our return journey home a lady in the front Y cabin had a heart attack and we landed in EWR
and I can remember the emergency vehicles following us around the airport and then an ambulance pulling up along side and she was taken away. The captain came on and said because the crew would run out of their hours before we would arrive back at LGW
we would have to overnight in New York and they were going to try to find us hotels. 3 hours later captain comes back on tells us that they can't find any hotel rooms available
, I find it hard to believe they couldn't find any hotel rooms in a huge city full of hotels ! Me thinks someone was saving alot of money.
So we were told that they where trying to arrange for us to sleep in the airport, another 2 hours passes and were told that the airport won't allow us to sleep in the departure lounge as there's not enough security. El Capitain decides to fly back to MCO
and change crews there instead. So 2 and a half hours later were back in MCO
, waited another 3 hours and the airport workers had to open up Burger King at 3am for passenger to get something to eat of anything to eat and drink. I think after that whole ordeal we arrived at LGW
some 26 hours after our original departure.