What is the longest you’ve ever been delayed at an airport? Also, what was the reason of the delay?
Mine personally was a 10 hour delay at KMCO because of bad weather in the greater New York area. We boarded and in-borded over 3 times through out the entire process. The funny thing was, we even pushed on time (2:30est). Taxiied out to the runway, then instead of lining up, we taxied onto a hard stand east on 18L. I was wondering what the issue was until I noticed a few Jetblue flights and a Southwest plane following us in. We sat their for maybe an hour before the pilot made the announcement that there was a ground stop at JFK due to severe storms.
We then taxiied back at the gate and the pilot informed us that he would have an update on the weather in about an hour. By then they allowed use to disimbark from the aircraft, but we weren’t allowed to take any carry ons off of the plane. My Grandmother and I had to take turns leaving the aircraft so her purse and my bag wasn’t unattended to. Once the hour was up every one got back onboard and awaited the pilots announcement. He came on, same response. By then it was 4:30pm and my flight VS4 leaves JFK at 6:30pm. We can’t depart until minimum 5pm and will have no shot at making our connection.
So, my Grandmother and both get off for good and call to try and get re booked on another flight. The 8:30pm flight to LHR is a possibility and we go with that one. Then as we are about to depart, a storm comes through MCO halting all operations as ground crew cannot be outside in the current weather conditions. But then it’s 7:45pm, flight still hasn’t left. Delta wasn’t helping much ether, not being very flexible with the rebooking.
It takes until 10pm to finally get re booked on a flight the next day and find a hotel to stay at overnight.
Our original flight didn’t end up leaving MCO until 2am the next day.
Yeah, it was an eventful day.