Author Topic: This Flight Was Delayed for 3 Days—Here's Everything That Went Wrong  (Read 1627 times)

Offline KB4TEZ

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Now I'm sure most of us here have had the "nightmare" flight/s before, never anything like this in all my travels

A shiver went up our spine the minute we saw the words "70-hour delay." On Thursday—yes, last Thursday, November 1—British Airways Flight 2036 was scheduled to leave Orlando at 7:25 p.m., getting in to London's Gatwick Airport at around 7:30 a.m. the following morning. But passengers didn't actually arrive in London until 11:30 a.m. on November 3, after a mechanical delay, tornadoes, another mechanical issue, and a diversion piled up, making this one of the most drawn-out flight experiences we've seen in a while. To break down exactly what broke down, here's a timeline of how BA2036 turned into a nightmare.