Talk about a bunch of babies.
A handful of United Airlines passengers bitched and moaned on social media Saturday after their flight to London was rerouted to Canada, and they were forced to stay in army barracks for more nearly a day, in the bosom of the Great White North.
The passengers claimed that while they were shacking up in luxurious, postmodern military quarters, the flight staff was staying in a regular hotel, and was “nowhere to be found”.
@united #958 Stuck in Goose Bay. No United employees visible. What's the latest update on departure to London?
— Kristen Powell (@KPowellEPS) June 13, 2015
Okay, so maybe they have a point?
Still, the little undesired vacay took place in beautiful Goose Bay, in Newfoundland, Canada, where a military base is conveniently located.
“Once we landed there was nobody at all from United Airlines to be seen anywhere,” passenger Lisa Wan told NBC News once she landed in London, two days after she first boarded her flight. “No United representative ever reached out to anybody — no phone calls, no human beings, nothing. Nobody had any idea what was going on,” she said.
When United finally did reach out to the stranded group, they did so in a tweet. And it was a mighty interested one at that.
“The crew must rest in order to continue the flight. You can rest on board the aircraft knowing that they are in charge,” the airline tweeted.
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Bob Chappell, who was also on the flight, said the lack of communication was especially infuriating because the accommodations were uncomfortable, and no one knew when they would be able to leave.
He said he and his wife shared a single bed, the couple shared a bathroom with the room next door and they “froze through the night because there wasn’t any heat.”
The travelers were finally flown out of their Canadian hell and to another paradise on earth: Newark, New Jersey. From there, they were finally flown to London, where they most likely had some tea and crumpets.
In the aftermath of the public relations debacle, United said that they would refund their tickets, and that they weren’t put up in a hotel because there was no room available. Which is the same line that lead to the birth of Jesus, and Christmas. So really, what are we complaining about here?