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    Longest delay flying?

    What is the longest you've ever been delayed flying out? We had a five hour delay once. Thankfully we weren't on the plane yet. I've heard horror stories.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    I think the longest delay I've had was four hours, so nothing to bad. The worst lay-over I had though was 10 hours in the New York airport. That was awful. Flew in really early in the morning after flying from California and then the plane didn't leave till the afternoon. I was alone and it was one of the first times I'd flown by myself so I was terrified if I fell asleep I'd miss my flight. And I very nearly did miss it because I'd reset my watch wrong so I thought it was an hour early. If I hadn't been on the phone with my brother and casually mentioned it was another hour till the plane bordered at three, I probably would have missed it. It was pretty funny though when there was this really long pause and then he said "uh...it is three?"
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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    I had a connecting flight, unfortunately our plane arrived late and so I did not make it. I have to wait for 8 hours because the next flight was full so I have to ride to the next one. That 8 hours seems ages for me.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    Perhaps around 4 hours? Not after we boarded though...that would be absolutely horrible.

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    My longest delay was six hours. i was flying from Dubai to Nairobi. The airline gave us some coupons to buy burgers - a dry piece of meat on dry bread! I was very disappointed because it was meant to be a renowned airline. We never got to find out the reason for the delay, and I managed to lose my wedding ring during the wait! What an awful experience!

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    I don't think my flight has ever been delayed by more than 30mins. Guess I'm lucky with airplanes. However I'm surprised if my trains aren't delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    Oh my gosh, L3Club, I'd freak out! Haha!

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    My mom had a 12 hour delay in hawaii once. Unfortunatly it was from like 8pm to the early morning hours haha

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    Lol! I did freak out ;-). I was running like mad from the café I was sitting at to the gate.....needless to say my brother has teased me about it a good many times since then ;-)

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    I actually haven't experienced too much delay when it comes to flying. We had to wait about 2-3 hours at one airport in Illinois while going to Arizona, but that's not bad at all. I think if I had to wait too long, I'd get nervous and probably leave! Unless I was in the middle of a transition of course.

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    I've had a 8 hours delay... worst part? I still had 2 connection flights to catch! I tried not to stress myself out tho. I just waited patiently and really hoping I'd be able to travel that same day. I had to travel for 2 whole days... until I finally arrived in Oslo. That delay destroyed my itinerary!

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    1 week. The first time I traveled to Haiti for a month long volunteer project, our flights were cancelled on the day we were supposed to leave because of a tropical storm which was upgraded to a hurricane. We had to make the long journey by car from the airport back to our house in Leogane about 4 hours when we found out. I'll never forget the arrival back: a street which was ALWAYS full of people, music, cars honking, dogs barking etc was DEAD silent. Everyone was in their house barring up the windows, etc. I spent the night awake with the rain gushing in my window (a hole in the wall shaped like window), waiting for morning. One of my scariest travel experiences ever.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    I was stuck on a plane for six hours once, because they were searching the carriage for contaminated meat. It was during the time of the Mad Cow Disease scare. I love France and flying with Air France, but those were the most boring six hours of my life there!

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    I once had a three hour delay because the air conditioning wasn't working and they needed to get it fixed before we could go. Of course we were all already on the plan when the decided this. So we were all sitting in a confined space in the middle of the summer with no air conditioning. It was pretty awful.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    Couple years go when I flew back from Asia ,my flight was delayed from Minneapolis to my area for A WHOLE NIGHT. At first they said it was 2 hours then 3 hours then they apologized that the storm was too bad that they'd send us to stay in a hotel. Of course nothing could beat the first experience of flying for me where they hauled us into the plane just to tell us it broke and the flight was delayed for over 7 hours.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    That sounds horrendous, mjervey. I was wondering if you could remember what airline it was that you were on, and where you were at the time? That is definitely something I would like to avoid! I hope you guys were refunded or reimbursed in some sort of way.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    Oh I had the most annoying 12 hour delay in Miami in December 2012. I had to wait overnight and it was exhausting.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    15 hours. San Francisco-Tokyo-Seoul. Between Tokyo and Seoul I was delayed 15 hours. It was right after the tsunami so the airport was in shambles. Now I always take a direct flight from SF to Seoul.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    We sometimes get through this kind of situations, but when we are aware of how we can deal with them especially when we have niagara tour from new york that is something which is quite decent with the timings.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    Adam, I agree with you, and would love to know bit more about the tour that you have mentioned in your post, and so sure that i will have good time there while my Monterey Park to Hearst Castle bus tour and will read your views about it after finishing my tour.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    Quote Originally Posted by alycat32 View Post
    What is the longest you've ever been delayed flying out? We had a five hour delay once. Thankfully we weren't on the plane yet. I've heard horror stories.
    I remeber while i was about to reach at chicago for my niagara falls tours from chicago, i experienced my life's most frustated flight from euorp. I was late, very late then join a continued tour by my self and inform the tour theam that i'll be there.

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    Re: Longest delay flying?

    yeah, Buddi i o agree with you and will say that these kinds of things really makes very frustaed and annoyed, but thankflly i never face this kind of time in my life.

 

 

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