Without a doubt, among the things that irritate and annoy travelers the most at airports are flight delays , which are much more common than we would like. Luckily, there are certain actions we can take if we get stranded at airports.
Today, however, we want to stay with the funniest part of this problem. And it is that Flightright , an online portal that is precisely responsible for managing compensation for annoying delays and flight cancellations, has published a selection of the most curious causes that have caused delays. Would you like to know some of them? I assure you that you are going to love these stories!
Some of the most curious situations that they explain to us from Flightright have to do with animals. For example, in our country, specifically at the Palma de Mallorca airport, a flight had to be delayed because of a dog that escaped from the cage and headed for the runway. After several attempts, the personnel were able to capture the animal, although they had already had to delay the departure of three flights. The worst of all, yes, was that a plane had to spend 45 minutes flying over the airport because it could not land.
Even more curious is the case of the crabs that escaped from their boxes and invaded the hold of a plane that came from New York and was heading to North Carolina. And for strange stories, the one that was experienced on an Air India flight with 200 passengers. And is that the crew discovered that the back of the plane was full of rats, so the pilots had no choice but to land.
It seems that in the United States it is quite common for passengers to fight over seats. In fact, not long ago, a flight had to make an emergency stop to evacuate two people who were fighting. This caused all the passengers to arrive late to Florida.
Smokers often have a hard time waiting at airports, especially when they have passed security checks. All but one passenger who was at the JFK airport in New York who, without thinking twice, decided to cross the checkpoints to go outside to smoke. Apparently, after finishing his cigarette, the nicotine addict returned to the boarding area through a door that was not open, which, as you can imagine, caused a real chaos. Finally, the passenger was not detained, but a situation of authentic chaos was experienced at the airport that caused delays in more than one flight.
Imitating Whitney Houston can be expensive
We want to finish our review of the most curious causes of delays with the case of a woman who was expelled from an America Airlines plane for singing. Yes! Yes! As you are reading it! Apparently, the passenger did not stop singing the mythical song "I will always love you" by Whitney Houston , so the captain had to make an emergency landing to evacuate her. The result, in addition to the arrest of the woman, was a delay of one hour. We leave you with the video of the moment of the woman’s arrest. The funny thing is that the Houston impersonator continues to sing while being thrown from the plane by the police.