December 18, 2015
Full flight, Kuwait to DC. We were on the ground and the flight was delayed before boarding at the gate. When the UA representatives finally made an announcement, they told us that the plane was short on fuel and that we would have to stop in Boston for refuelling. Huh? We're still on the tarmac. There is no fuel in Kuwait? What - have all the reserves dried up overnight?
I kept saying, "Please come to Boston. She said NO!!!" (but we did anyways). Chowdah, anyone?
Ok, so we flew (late) into Boston where we sat on the plane while they refueled. Get this - the passengers who were actually flying to Boston on connecting flights from DC were NOT ALLOWED to get off the plane in Boston. They had to continue on to DC where they had already lost their connecting flights. Niiiiiiice. Everyone on the plane was good-natured; probably because it was around Christmas. Bahstin dudes waved hello to their moms and we were off to DC, a mere 5 hours late.
(We all received a $100 voucher.)