“Jinxed! (But still love BA!)”
Flight from Phoenix to London
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- No stops
- Date of Flight:
- April 2010
- Seat Class:
I was supposed to fly out of Phx to London on April 2nd on an evening flight. Due to BA's strike, my flight was cancelled and I was rerouted through Dallas on a flight in the morning instead. On a 2 hour layover in Dallas, the tkt. agent "lost" my ticket...so she upgraded me to business class for free.
When we arrived at Heathrow, we circled and circled until the Captain came on and said we had to divert to Stanstead as there was a problem in the control tower and we were running low on fuel. We sat on the tarmac for almost 2 hours before going BACK to Heathrow, circling some more and then landing. What was normally a 10 hour flight from Phx to London had turned into a stressful 20 hours of traveling.
Despite the rough start to my vacation, I did enjoy my time in London. BUT THEN....
I was scheduled to fly home on April 17. Did you hear about the volcano in Iceland? Yes, I was one of those stuck in the UK until I was able to finally get home on the 23rd.
All in all - this trip was a nightmare, but no fault of BA (Except maybe with the strike!). Each year I fly on BA and they always treat me with respect and kindness. I will continue to fly BA!