PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — One hundred and thirty-two passengers finally arrived in Philadelphia on Thursday after a three-day delay in Aruba.
From mechanical problems to pilot shifts to malfunctioning air conditioning, an entire American Airlines flight full of people has been trying to get home since Tuesday.
“We just sat at the gate every day,” explains Nicole Angelo of Washington Township. “It seemed like we were about to board but then they kept delaying and delaying us until they canceled the flight. We’re stuck here, stranded. We can not do anything. We were completely in the hands of the airline.”
Nicole and Robert Angelo were on their honeymoon in Aruba.
Currently, there is only one flight daily to and from Aruba at Philadelphia International Airport.
American Airlines tells Action News that in addition to providing accommodation and meal vouchers, it will also provide all passengers with a “good will indemnity.”
Robert is a science teacher at Buena Regional High School. Actually, he should be teaching classes right now.
So many passengers were displaced and harassed, but spirits were high.
“I’m going to tell you so much, the group that we’re with, we’re Philadelphians and we’re finding out and we’re getting together,” says Robert.
On Thursday, the Department for Transport unveiled a brand new dashboard to help you find out what you’re entitled to if your flight is delayed or cancelled.
Each airline lists their rebooking options, coupons, and hotel options to help passengers overcome the disadvantages of travel.
Click here for more information.
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