9w748capt wrote:Wow that is nuts - given this is Russia, I'm sure the pax were kept aboard the plane. In any case I wonder how many hotel rooms of reasonable quality there are in a place like Bratsk, even if they were let off the plane. For J class pax it would be ok - but omg I cannot fathom being stuck in economy class on a diversion like this - yikes!
Bratsk airport is officially international (although currently there are no scheduled international flights out of there), so, if needed, local authorities definitely could process the pax from the ANA flight.
Also, it is a city with 230 000 population, so there definitely are enough hotel rooms for 133 people (as for quality: this may not be a Hilton, but it will surely be much better than an economy class seat on a 787!). The city itself is not bad at all, it is very green, has theaters, shopping malls and the countryside around is lovely.
That ANA choose, for whatever reasons, not to deplane is another story.