Our files are full of tales of flights delayed or abandoned. Reasons include 'too much paint in the hold' (BA to Frankfurt) and the two passengers who delayed a Czechoslovak Airlines flight from Heathrow to Prague by four hours because they went to Terminal 4, not Gate 4.
Jane Garvey, presenter of Radio 5 Live's The Breakfast Programme, clearly does not have the same clout as ITV personnel. She has just returned from a week in Greece which turned into an aviation nightmare. Her flight to Kos was 'tolerable', with an hour's delay from Gatwick and a wait of two hours for luggage (Kos airport has only two baggage carousels, which is a disadvantage when three flights arrive at one). On the return journey, however, Ms Garvey suffered almost every misfortune that can afflict a package holiday: having to check out of her apartment hours before the flight, a last- minute 'rescheduling' which shifted the departure time to the middle of the night, a tardy bus transfer to the airport and finally a one-hour wait in the dark before checking-in - 16 hours after checking out of her apartment.Reuse content