VirginFlyer wrote:Interesting story out of the Marshall Islands:The flight crew and 124 passengers on a regularly scheduled United Airlines Boeing-737 flight were not allowed off the tarmac in the vicinity of the plane after it experienced problems in Majuro forcing it to cancel the final leg of its service to Honolulu Wednesday night.
The United Island Hopper flight Wednesday that originated in Guam was to continue to Honolulu after its scheduled stop in Majuro but was grounded for unspecified reasons.
The plane, passengers and crew stayed inside the plane or outside in the immediate vicinity of the plane for over 10 hours, waiting for a rescue flight scheduled to arrive at 8am Thursday morning.
Full article: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pac ... passengers
I can think of worse places to not be able to get away from the immediate vicinity of the aircraft for 10 hours, but still seems quite rough. I dare say the service isn’t going to last much longer anyway with travel restrictions.
I can understand the Marshal Island. they don't have the medical facilities to deal with Coronovirus and considering there are cases in both Guam and Hawai, they try to limit as much as possible the chance to import cases.
Out of the coronavirus cases, but I saw this happening in Kwaialein before. Was flying from Kosrae to Guam and the inbound flight went tech in KWA. Passengers had to say in the plane for more than 10 hours until a rescue plane arrive form Guam, as nobody is allowed of the plane there