Just made an emergency visit to the UK as my mum is not well....it took 38 hours from Manchester NH to get to Manchetser UK!
I feel the need to Continental Airlines bash!
In a nutshell:
Saturday 4.30 pm due to fly Manchester NH to Newark.
3.30pm received phone call flight cancelled due to mending the runway!!!!
No other flights available...due to fly out of Newark to Manchester UK at 10pm.
Told to go to Boston for the 5.30pm to Newark. No we cannot provide a shuttle bus that would be providing customer service.
5.00pm get to Boston burning rubber all the way..flight delayed an hour.
6.30pm delayed another hour.
7.30 delayed another one.
8.30pm cancelling look for another flight due to bad weather.
9pm New flight booked for tomorrow 11.30am to Newark then 7.30pm to Manchester UK
so I ask for a hotel as I am stranded.
9.15pm after huge temper tantrum I get a hotel.
Next day get flight to Newark on time surprisingly.
7.30pm after spending 6 1/2 hours wandering around the airport I felt like Tom Hanks in The Terminal movie flight delayed an hour..as it needs cleaning...hello I did spend a huge amount on this ticket!
8.30pm sat on plane feeling confident we are to move.
9.30pm still on the tarmac.
10.30pm oh yes still on the tarmac.
11.30pm hurray we are actually airborn!
5am arrive in Manchester UK... no one in immigration.. so wait an hour....hello Manchester I am home....let me in!
6am Collapse into my sisters arms.......I cannot bear the thought of coming back...will I survive???
My message to you all....think twice before booking with Continental! One lady could not get another flight to Tel Aviv for 48 hours!!!! Watch for Terminal 2 the movie!!!!