Passengers Stuck Onboard For Hours Call Cops On Their Own PlanePosted: February 21, 2014
In quite possibly the worst flight delay in history, passengers of Ryanair (big surprise) Flight 8347 had to call the police on their own plane after being stuck onboard for four hours without food or water.P
The Valentine’s Day flight from Stansted to Oporto, Portugal was supposed to leave at 8:25 PM. It didn’t board until 12:15, but that was only the start of the awful.
The passengers allegedly repeatedly asked for food and water but were denied and given the same, unchanging update for hour after hour. A handling agent was supposed to show up, but never did.
At 3:00 AM, the airport closed and the passengers reportedly were told they wouldn’t be allowed to leave the plane.P
At 3:15, the passengers successfully get through to the police.
At 3:25, the police arrive and give the airport a deadline to get their shit sorted out. Still no food or water, and only intermittent air conditioning in the plane.
At 3:45, the passengers of the ill-fated flight finally get to leave. This is nigh on four hours onboard, nearly eight hours since the flight was supposed to leave.
The police then have to break into the airport setting off alarms. The passengers are now in an area where they would be able to get food and other refreshments, but everything is closed.
Ryanair tells the passengers the flight will eventually leave at 6:00 AM, with the gate announced over the PA system and on departure boards. Neither announcements happen and only some people board at the right time and place. Others try to reschedule but are mistreated by Ryanair’s people, according to the passenger YouTube uploader João Pinheiro. The flight doesn’t set off until 8:30 AM.
Sourced from jalopnik