In what had to be an incredibly difficult day for many flyers, American Airlines had a flight yesterday that had a 9 hour delay before taking the 30 minute flight from Dallas to Oklahoma City.
Because the plane was not delayed on the tarmac, passengers were allowed two opportunities to get off – once for good and once for food. Passengers were saying that it appeared the crew as not around at various times during the delay and passengers actually helped themselves to the onboard drinks. The delay started out as a weather-based delay and continued on because of a mechanical problem. After 8 hours, the crew timed out and they had to be replaced by another crew. As we can all imagine, the travelers were extremely agitated and frustrated with the delay.
The flight was scheduled to take-off at 1:45PM (CT) and did not take-off until 10:48PM (CT). After take-off, the flight lasted 30 minutes and that incredible long day was over. As of a few hours ago, at least one passenger had not yet been contacted by AA and had not received any compensation for the delay. It had to be equally frustrating for passengers if they had noticed that another AA flight took off from Dallas to Oklahoma City – a full 3 hours before flight 382 took off! Hopefully any passengers that had gotten off the plane were able to get on that flight instead.
— Brandon Sullivan (@BTSullivan91) March 1, 2015
Source: Mail Online