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Old Jan 11, 19, 9:22 am
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Aeromexico is on the news again

The story of Flight 662: Crying babies, fainting passengers, arrests during four-hour nightmare at Oakland airport

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Old Jan 11, 19, 9:47 am
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I can't lie. After 4 hours on a tarmac, I might be threatening to open the emergency slide too.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 12:08 pm
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I just wonder why the pilot did not turn on the air condition.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 3:02 pm
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Shame on that flight crew, they should be arrested and charged with kidnapping and attempted murder. Aeromexico should be banned from flying into the country for criminal activity.

Those 2 hero passengers should be rewarded for their actions.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 4:00 pm
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Shame on that flight crew, they should be arrested and charged with kidnapping and attempted murder. Aeromexico should be banned from flying into the country for criminal activity.

Those 2 hero passengers should be rewarded for their actions.
So by your criteria every singe AMERICAN airline should be banned to as they have ALL done the same thing or worst. [Moderator edit.]

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Old Jan 11, 19, 4:14 pm
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Shame on that flight crew, they should be arrested and charged with kidnapping and attempted murder. Aeromexico should be banned from flying into the country for criminal activity.

Those 2 hero passengers should be rewarded for their actions.
100% Agree

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Old Jan 11, 19, 8:54 pm
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I just wonder why the pilot did not turn on the air condition.
The only reason I can think of is that the pilot is saving fuel (at the cost of passengers discomfort) so he can fly to SFO later without additional fueling.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 11:33 am
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Aeromexico has no facilities in place at Oakland International Airport. That sure contributed to the long wait on tarmac instead of pulling into gate and disembarking. But at the most that I think an 60-90 wait for airline and airport to figure out a gate location, ground crew, etc to service the aircraft. BUT from passenger reports the crew and pilots failed the passengers miserably during that ordeal. I know it came rather close for the 4 hour limit to take effect on AM but they should still be fined and penalized for the treatment of its passengers.
I take that specific route maybe 4-5 times a year and I never have more than a coffee at GDL because I like to have a decent meal at arrival into SFO. I'm sure I would have been sick or have fainted had I been on that flight. No water, hot conditions, no food, and likely no communication from flight deck. What a nightmare.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 2:17 pm
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Update

Flight 662 backstory: Why Aeromexico took nearly five hours to release passengers from plane at Oakland airport

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So by your criteria every singe AMERICAN airline should be banned to as they have ALL done the same thing or worst. [Conforming Moderator edit to original quote]..
No. This was an Aermexico issue plain and simple. US airlines HAVE done this and worse, difference being, the crews (mainly the pilots) are doing their job and trying to get a gate, takeoff, or get passengers off the plane ASAP. If you listen to the time a B6 flight diverted to BDL during a winter storm (an airport they didn't serve at the time and all gates were filled), you could hear the pilots PLEADING with ATC/Airport Ops to get a gate, and that the airline wasn't even helping them out.

In this case, the airport (OAK) was trying to help them out but the Aermexico crew wasn't having any of it. They only got somewhere when the awful crew wanted two people arrested for something they didn't even do. Shame on them and like I said, they need to be charged.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 8:14 am
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Cabin Fever: Aeromexico Passengers Stuck on Diverted Plane Call 911

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Old Jan 13, 19, 8:18 am
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So, according to Oakland airport's statement, it was Aeromexico's decision to detain all the passengers on board (AND turned off air condition).

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Old Jan 13, 19, 4:56 pm
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AA154 and Delta 1201? aren't those 2 of the worst in history?
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Old Jan 13, 19, 6:37 pm
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OAK may have been willing to help, however till US CBP allowed the plane to deplane the door can NOT be opened. Even when the plane pulls up to the jetway, the door can't be opened till US CBP says it can be.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:34 pm
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Aeromexico’s mind-boggling treatment of passengers

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