Crazy Day: UA 959 LHR-ORD Yesterday

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  1. KiwiPanda

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    A stressful journey. First, Terminal 1 at LHR is evacuated after an incident at the BMI check-in leading to a man being led away in handcuffs. Then security is (as you might imagine) chaotic so I just make the plane - great FA from C brings me a glass of water even though I'm in E+ (thanks!). Doors armed and then a medical emergency. Doors disarmed, St Johns arrives and takes the man off for a checkup, security called to search his seating area, and doors armed. But wait - FAs lead a man back from Business who somewhat under the influence of a few drinks has decided he didn't like his middle seat in Economy. Takes his seat but claims he should be in C as United didn't give him an aisle seat :) Argument rages, doors disarmed, man led off, security called to search his seating area. Sigh. Missed Chicago connection so a night in the Hilton. Upsides - no charges for drinks in Economy and United (without asking) credited me with 10K miles. Anyone else on this flight?
     
  2. violist
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    Heh. Makes one almost believe in the magical powers of the full moon.
     
  3. East_Yorker
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    Especially the "Supermoon"!
     
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    Had to be the supermoon!
     
  5. sobore
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    Wow, that was one unlucky flight.
     
  6. mlarso85
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    That's quite the ordeal!
     
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    I guess that hidden stress sensor at the back of the plane was broken - otherwise, you'd have had a minor equipment malfunction, too!
     
  8. chrislacey
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    Glad you made it safely to ORD! The more important question...with drinks being free in economy...did they run out? Inquiring minds want to know :D
     

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