Passengers Stranded in Barbados for 2 Months

This should be a movie:

On February 1st a group of tourists from Ghana arrived in Barbados for a two week holiday. Their flight on Ghana International Airlines was to depart on February 15th. It did not show up. The 61 Ghanaians waiting for the flight were unable to simply take the next flight out, as there is no service between the two countries (not surprising). Though I have no idea what I would’ve done in this situation, I would likely not have done what some of the passengers did: they found jobs so they could make some money so they could stay in Barbados until a plane arrived to pick them up.

On May 8th, 2 1/2 months after their flight was supposed to depart, a chartered Miami Air plane picked them up and took them home. I’m not sure how much notice the passengers gave their new employers before departing.

Now THAT is a flight delay. Stop whining when your trip from Louisville is 45 minutes late.


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  3. I will never complain about flight delays anymore.