“Bad Maintenance = Poor Flight”
Flight from Dallas to San Francisco
- One Way
- Number of Stops:
- No stops
- Date of Flight:
- September 2010
- Seat Class:
I voluntarily gave up my seat on the 3:30 flight out of Dallas to San Francisco when the airline downsized the plane from a 767 to a 757 due to maintenance problems. I was promised a seat on the 6:05 and a flight voucher for $300. By the time the agent were through reassigning seats for the 3:30 flight I was told that there were no longer any seats on the 6:05. I was put on the 7:30 flight and given a "meal voucher" in the amount of $10 for the inconvenience.
The 7:30 flight inbound was about 15 minutes late, but we boarded in short order. We then sat waiting to leave until the pilot came on to tell us that the instrument panel lights had failed. Nearly an hour later, with no word as to progress of the repairs and no offer of drinks or snacks, we began to taxi away from the terminal.
We cam to a halt and a flight attendant got on the intercom stating "We cannot leave the terminal while anyone is in the lavatory! Please return to your seat." Way to blame the passengers!
The man sitting next to me told me that he had been on the 3:30 flight and that the plane had barely made it onto the runway when the captain came on to tell them that they had to return to the terminal due to a fuel pump problem. Sheesh!