Northwest Airline Flight Diverted, Passengers Wait Onboard 10 Hours

A Northwest Airlines flight from Minneapolis to London was diverted to Duluth after smoke was seen in cabin of the plane.  Not a big deal.  What is a big deal is the 10 hours that the passengers were forced to wait on the plane while the problem was fixed.  Yes.  10 Hours.  Apparently holding passengers hostage has become so commonplace that airlines don’t even bother issuing an apology for it.