“Deceipt to Avoid Hotel Accommodations”
Flight from New York City to Raleigh
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- No stops
- Date of Flight:
- September 2010
- Seat Class:
Arrive at the airport on time, then you are delayed waiting for a flight attendant who is caught in the air traffic web. After over an hour wait, we are ready to board the plane and start to taxi to the runway. Announcement, this is your captain, we have to return to the gate because of a vacuum problem(air condition). After two announcement we are told the flight is cancelled due weather.air traffic control. Conflicting stories from the airline, rude gate agents, and no hotel. You are on your own. You have been rebooked sir for a 6 A.M. flight. Thank you, what am I supposed to do between now (8:30 P.M. and 6 A.M.)? You are own your own! When air traffic control cancels the flight we are not liable. It was not air traffic, it was mechanical. Not according to our system sir.
Hence deceipt to avoid hotel accommodations.
I did send an e-mail to the airline and they responded with an apology and 10K miles. It is something I must admit and quickly addressed. But the emotional scar of being lied to and inconvenience to me and my family will linger for a while!