United Diverts Again Stranding Hundreds In Belfast For Over 20 Hours

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    Last weekend United stranded hundreds of passengers in remote Goose Bay, Canada after diverting a flight due to a broken rudder. Everyone was safe and sound. The passengers ended up sleeping in barracks, some of which were unheated, while the crew headed to a hotel. But the real issue was that lack of communication from United and the slow response -- the timeline of events shows that it took over 20 hours for United to rescue the folks, and they were delayed to their final destination by 32 hours. Well, they did it again. This time it was United 971, a Boeing 777 flying from Rome to Chicago that had to divert to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to off-load an unruly passenger. Seems simple enough. Except it wasn't. The post United Diverts Again Stranding Hundreds In Belfast For Over 20 Hours appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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