|Quoting WorkFlyer (Reply 16):|
If she is that desparate to get back to the office, why does she not buy a ticket on another carrier?
My hunch is she arrived too late to make the transfer to LHR to make the last trip. Besides, I'm sure CO would have paid for that if she asked, wouldn't they? One would hope.
|Quoting JFK787NYC (Reply 20):|
The plane was boarded it moved away, 9am TXL Time, The passengers sat on the plane until 1:30pm. The plane came back to the terminal and let passengers off until 4pm. At 4pm the passengers came back on and the plane departed until it landed in Gatwick. Now, everyone on the plane will only be getting into Newark tomorrow at 11:30 am.
She's already earned a free ticket just for that 4.5 hour trapped delay.
|Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 23):|
Why "unfortunately"? Why should it? A disruption to the flight was caused by a SAFETY issue, resulting in a diversion to LGW (with, incidentally, no PAN or MAYDAY), and which had nothing to do with any other carrier, so whether you're a $150 student special or the CEO of God Inc., you aint gonna get on Larry King for the experience.
Would Madam VP be happier sipping her Mohito whilst the 757 went down into the atlantic, or in a nice 4* hotel in London whilst Continental rescheduled an extra flight to accomodate the delayed passengers tomorrow morning ?
Jeez, what else could the company have done?
Let's start with not having people sit on an aircraft for 4.5 hours going nowhere because they likely didn't want to pay another gate fee. And, for the record, JFK787NYC never complained about what happened, he/she just asked what was the appropriate entitlement for a situation of this nature. It's amazing how people will use just about any thread to attack.