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Old Apr 19, 10, 6:00 am
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TINPA
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Originally Posted by tahitigirl View Post
This isn't normal operations. There are thousands of people stranded around the world. I have a friend who is trying to get back to LGW with her kids who's flight canceled today. She called yesterday (before her flight canceled) asking what would be the earliest flight if she rebooked and was told the 29th. People have loved ones who are sick to get home to. They have jobs that may be in jeopardy if they don't get home. They have kids that need to get back to school. The list goes on and on. To act like this is a normal day occurrence is wrong.

Completely agree with this. I travel to the UK frequently but always get home on weekends to be with my children. I am extremely sympathetic to those who are stuck on one side of the pond with their families and jobs on the other.

The suggestion of trying to get hotel comp from US also rubs me the wrong way under these extreme circumstances. There are many folks in hardship situations, paying for extended hotel stays.
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