No matter how bad your flight delays are this week, they’re nothing compared to passengers who were scheduled to fly on Biman Bangladesh this past week. Bangladesh’s flag carrier faced mechanical difficulties on 3 of the 5 DC-10s it uses for international service, forcing it to strand passengers around the globe. In the past week alone, the carrier has changed its international schedule 17 times. I’m sure Dhaka has its lovely parts, but being forced to spend an extra week there cannot be a happy experience.
An airline spokesman says that they are trying to lease additional aircraft to clear the backlog of passengers.