And the hits keep on coming. Was on AA87 LHR-ORD, a 767-300 (Don't have the tail #.) Shortly after takeoff, the captain come over the PA and announced there was a failure to retract one of the leading edge slats after takeoff, so we would circle, dump fuel for a while, then return to LHR. Landed about 30 minutes later a bit fast and heavy, but a really good landing with some serious thrust reverse. (Will try to post vid later.)
The platinum desk was extremely helpful and I a booked to my final destination of XNA through DFW due to depart at 3 p.m. This is just insult to injury for AA, but the one thing I want to be very clear about is how wonderful the crew of 87 was in keeping us informed, the Platinum desk operator for efficiently getting me re-booked, and the Admirals Club staff for being in such good humor and helpful given the circumstances. There's been so much written and said lately of AA's woes, but the way today's unrelated situation was handled is a reminder to not paint with too broad a brush, as there are plenty of dedicated, customer-service oriented people to be found at AA.
Now for flight 79 to DFW. Long day started in Delhi, I see sleep in my future.