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Thursday 13 June 2024

The 9 1/2-hour flight to nowhere

Imagine being on a plane for over nine hours and going nowhere.

Passengers on board a British Airways flight from Heathrow ended up back at their departure point this week after a nine-hour plus ‘flight to nowhere’, Travel Mole reported.

The Houston-bound flight had reached North America but then turned around and returned to London Heathrow due to a “minor technical issue”. It flew 7,779km.

The Boeing Dreamliner jet had just crossed the Canada-US border when the pilots were alerted to the issue.

It was apparently not serious enough to warrant an emergency diversion so the plane returned to the UK.

The flight to nowhere was in the air nine and a half hours, crossing the Atlantic Ocean twice.

BA hasn’t disclosed what the technical glitch was but the plane landed without incident at back at Heathrow.

“The flight returned to London Heathrow as a precaution due to a minor technical issue. It landed safely and customers disembarked as normal,” BA said in a statement.

“We’ve apologised to our customers for the disruption to their journey.” 

I’d be wanting a whole lot more than an apology. What a nightmare scenario.

Passengers were all re-booked onto alternative flights to Houston. Hotels and information on how to claim for any additional expenses, were also provided.

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