The pilot has apologized profusely, and promised to try to make up time as best he can, but clearly I will miss my connection to Stockholm. They have promised to re-book all those who miss connections, so we will see. Meanwhile we are having a very late dinner ,then it is time for some sleep.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Just as I thought we were in good shape for the departure to London, things went wrong. We were all on board, seated and ready to go,when theilot announced that we had a minor glitch, should take 10 minutes or so to straighten out. Then, 20 minutes later, the pilot announced that it was a bit more complicated, but we should be on our way in 20 to 30 minutes. Very shortly, he announced that in fact it was going to take one a danalf to two hours! We were all asked to get off the plane, and they would announce when they were ready to re-board. An hour later, we were re-boarded, and two and a half hours late, we were ready to leave. But wait, we got pushed back, moved to the taxi-way, and sat, for another hour, because apparently one person had not gotten back on board, yet the ground crew was "certain" we should have a full plane. The one hour delay was to try to determine what the discrepancy was between the actual occupants on the plane and the ground crew's count.