Richy had a business trip to Hwa-Nan the past two days. He was supposed to come home last night around 12:00 but the flight was delayed and he came home around 2:00am. It was interesting to hear what he said about the delay. He said three flights before his flight were postponed and accumulated to be one "full" flight. The airline company wanted to save money and cheated to make three flights in one. They told passengers there was technical problems in the airplane. The passengers in the airport were mad and the airline company keep distributing food and drinks to calm down the crowd. First, water, then, drinks, and cookies, after the crowd got madder, they provided canned porridge. There has been bad reputation about China's domestic airlines putting several flights passengers into one to save money. So most passengers would not believe what the airline company told them.
Passenger A: Was there really a technical problem in the airplane? I don't dare to take this plane. I am so worried.
Passenger B: It can't be. They let us get on the airplane that meaned the plane it OK, they asked us to get off because of lack of passengers. If there was really a problem, and if they missed the problem after we were on the airplane and the plane took off then we would all die.
An interesting convesation.
I had one experience to get on an airplane and wait for two hours before taking off because of technical problems. I also had one experience to have a delayed flight because of bad weather. The airline company arranged a room in Sheraton hotel for me with buffet dinner and I enjoyed the treat a lot. International flights are expensive but the service is better.
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