Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:03 AM
marmar (66,006 posts)
Passengers wait 13 hours on tarmac at Toronto airport
(Toronto Star) Passengers who spent 13 hours on a plane Friday got off exactly where they started — at Pearson Airport.
As a fierce storm pummeled the GTA delaying and cancelling hundreds of flights, the 7 a.m. Sunwing flight, destined for Panama City, sat on the runway, returned to a gate, where no one was allowed to get off the plane, returned to the runway and finally back to the gate around 8 p.m.
“This has been a comedy of errors, but it’s not funny,” said passenger Sherry Tamilia. “No food, no water, except for two packages each, at four-hour intervals, of corn chips, and one half glass of water.”
Sunwing officials could not be reached by the Star for comment, but Sunwing spokesman Daryl McWilliams told CP24 that part of the problem was due to de-icing issues. .................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/02/08/passengers_wait_13_hours_on_tarmac_at_toronto_airport.html
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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:24 AM
polly7 (12,515 posts)
1. I don't understand why they couldn't have found 'some' way to get them back inside the terminal.
13 hours for babies, people with medical issues ... that's just crazy.