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aniljak

Member since 15 Sep 2012

Total posts 91

Longest delay?

Given air Asia's 40 hour delay, what's the longest you've been delayed on a flight?

blingwad

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Jun 2015

Total posts 73

About the same with air Asia during the Bali volcano. We were through customs when they cancelled and it took us 12 hours to be let out. I have some sympathy for the passengers in that story but the reporting was rather dramatized with people saying that had no food or water like they were on a desert island or something. 

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

3 days ages ago in former USSR due to winter weather in destination (so we been told). Thankfully it was when I flying from home, so as least I have proper place to sleep. Eventually cancel flight.

 

I just wonder where is downvote brigade? Question is not about lounge menu of new business class layout, so must be downvoted.

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

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Member since 28 Sep 2011

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I vote for getting rid of the up/down votes. What purpose do they serve: anonymous disapprobation without reason?

riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

Not to mention the sheep mentality. Perhaps only make the up / down tally visible once you vote.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Agree RE rid of votes. What is the purpose of anonymous votes? And if you disagree then post your opinion. Currently looks like kindergarten game.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

Should check out the thread on "smallest international plane you've been on"... clean sweep of downvotes! 

You can vote me down, but you can't shut me up! Except for David and Chris :-)

As for the OP's question, I've been lucky and never had a delay longer than a few hours... if I'm sitting in a nice lounge, they can delay it all they like!

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 988

On voting:

1. I suspect some people are downvoting on Serg. Sorry mate, try not to take it personally!

2. I have an open mind towards the fate of up/down comment voting, will consider this.

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

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Member since 28 Sep 2011

Total posts 302

I just discovered you can up/down without even being logged in. So, any Tom, Jane or Harry can do it.  That makes no sense to me.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 988

Wilsoni: well that's definitely not supposed to be the case – we'll have that fixed in the new site for sure.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

David,

RE: 1.  I do not care at all, just too old for such kindergarten games. Also I vote very rarely when really like someone comment and do not remember if I ever downvoting. In short - do not worry about my mental health :-)))

RE: 2. Perhaps it is wise to give everybody who voted ability to see who and how voted for the post. What is hide here and why anyone ever needs anonymous votes?

traveller

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Oct 2011

Total posts 24

Back in December 2011 my flight on BA from NYC to LON was cancelled due to massive snow storm in Europe/UK. Next available flight wasnt for 4 days! Thankfully for a poor backpacking student BA paid for hotel and 3 meals a day and I scored a free upgrade to J class once I finally flew.

Admittedly not a "delay" as such but it certainly delayed my arrival. Made it home for Christmas, just!

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