The worst was being locked in a plane at O’Hare for over four hours, no food, no water, no nothing. When I complained to the stewardess that my legs were becoming numb, she very loudly said “Maam, have you been drinking?”, making sure that every passenger could hear her. (it was nine in the morning.....I had NOT been drinking)
I never really found out why there were more than a dozen planes stacked up waiting to take off. I finally heard that O’Hare allows United to overbook their departures and that waits like that were the norm.
My legs are still rather messed up. I will never ever fly through O’Hare again.
I haven’t flown since 2000. It’s not good for my blood pressure.
Try being 6’6”. If it takes 12 hours or less to drive I drive.
It’s not the airline fault once the plane leaves the gate. I was listening to ATC on one flight and we had to wait on the tarmac because some fool filed incorrect flight plans.