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“American Airlines flight 382 was supposed to leave Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 1.45pm on Friday for Oklahoma City, but didn’t take off until 10.48pm,” as reported by the DailyMail. This story is my worst nightmare and something that I always pray won’t happen to me when I am flying especially when I’m with my family and the kids! What would you do if you were stuck on a plane for 9 hours?
30 Minute American Flight Takes 9 Hours!
According to the report, there was icy weather that caused the delay and “issues with both the plane’s pressure indicator and the parking assist.” There were reports of people getting sick, acting out, raiding the drink fridges, shouting and more. Honestly, sounds so bad to me! I know when I have ever had to sit on the runway for even 30 minutes, I start to loose it a little and get claustrophobic! I can’t even image being in this situation.
“According to the airline, the nine-hour delay did not violate the Department of Transportation’s three-hour limit because the plane was not actually held on the tarmac.”
This is one of the many risks of flying. What would you do if this happened to you? Do you plan ahead for situations like this just in case? If so, what do you do? All I can come up with is stay calm, bring extra snacks and entertainment.
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