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Airline Passengers Not the Only Ones Getting Trapped for Hours

April 1, 2010 | Posted in: Airfare News,Airline News,Delays,Europe,Storms,Weather

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Every now and then, we hear about a planeload of passengers who get trapped on the tarmac for hours and hours – something that’s supposed to end as of April 29, when the DOT implements its new “three hour rule” (which some airlines are already asking for exemptions from).

But they’re not the only travelers who get caught up in such delays.

In Scotland this week, more than 100 passengers were stuck on their train after it ran into a non-negotiable snowdrift 20 mile south of Inverness.

To add insult to injury, a second “rescue train” bringing them food and blankets, also got stuck in the snow.

The passengers were trapped on the train for about seven hours before a third train came along to take them away. The original journey was only supposed to have lasted about three hours. Wonder if those folks will begin agitating for “Passenger Rail Rights”?

2 Responses to “Airline Passengers Not the Only Ones Getting Trapped for Hours”

  1. fiona says:

    Wow! That’s scary. Good old British Rail. It’s been one of the worst winter’s in Scotland and that’s definitely one of areas that gets closed to cars when conditions are bad. Unfortunately the country is just not set up for extremes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Rick Seaney says:

    Fiona,

    Thanks for reading.

    Best,
    Rick

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