What is more annoying than a cancelled or delayed flight when you are at the airport, all packed and ready to leave? Some passengers didn’t hesitate expressing their feelings on twitter - we’ve gathered a few of these, you know … as means of inspiration. Enjoy!
Obviously, some are the rather angry
“3 hours delay… Thnx @vueling” _Gerhard ter Mors - May 23
“Ugh, flight is cancelled. Thank you @Lufthansa_DE”
_Ben Regali - May 13
“And with an hour to go for our 10hour delayed flight to depart, @easyJet delay it another hour #Nice #butnotveryNice” _Thomas Hawkins - Jul 31
And yet, some others really make you feel for them…
“@Lufthansa_DE you stole my money, you cancelled all my reservations, you don’t want to give me my miles, U made me lose 2 jobs? WHY? Thieves”
_ anais de melo - May 2
“@virginatlantic - 24 hour delay. Making people sleep on a floor at the airport with pathetic blankets and pillows. Should be ashamed”
_ Paul Blair - Mar 22
“@British_Airways thx for ruining my birthday! You cancelled my flight from Florence and none of your staff there to advise on next flight”
“My @Ryanair flight to Milan has a delay of at least 5 hours!!!!!!!!! WTF!!! RT please!” _ Gios Scruffy Italian - May 19
“Here’s how we feel after ANOTHER @easyJet delay sitting on the floor of a crammed airport” _ Ami Bennett - Aug 2
Especially when delayed are getting in the way of love. This is just wrong.
“@lufthansa Thanks for spoiling my valentine trip Lost 1 out of 6 days trip that too valentine day.”
_ Ashish Shukla - Feb 18
“Very disappointing from @VirginAtlantic today. Five hours delay to our honeymoon in St Lucia”
_ Benjamin Lillywhite - Feb 1
“@airfrance dissapointed to find we are now going to miss most of the wedding we are attending due to cancelled flights we knew nothing about”
_ Tony Doyle - Feb 19
And apparently, sometimes, airlines are in a mood for jokes!
“I mean, I’m still in Milan with an 18 hours delay, is this a rhetorical question? @easyJet” _Chloé Arnold
“@vueling Your email said weather delay. What weather?”
_ Ian Welles - Jul 13
“Flight from Florence cancelled by @vueling due to bad weather…”
_ simon priestley - May 31
If you want to know the reasons behind the “operational reasons” excuses for delays and cancellations, take a look at our interview with a flight attendant!
One was even in for a nice delay record!
“Try @easyjet 34 hours delay”
But as long as passengers get a compensation it’s all good, right? No, it’s not.
“When you think @British_Airways gave you a flight voucher for your delay/missed flight, but it’s a meal voucher…”
_ Corey Dean Stone - Jul 16
By the way, you can learn more about your right to care right here!
“Hey @Wizzair, just stuck here in Kiev for an 8 hour delay. Thanks for the sandwich.”
_ Michael Eller - Jul 11
At least this one had ham...
“@Ryanair at least they provided us with a nutritious and inspiring meal as compensation for 7hr delay”
_ The Portraits
“5 hour delay and this is what @Ryanair thinks will make up for it! Scrambled eggs and water!!”
Someone else was pissed about getting only water apparently… #DrownYourSorrow
“3.5 hour delay on a flight, offered a £3.50 voucher for NON-ALCOHOLIC drink, and they can’t even serve coffee!?! Sort it out @Ryanair”
Others just made me LMAO
“At present I’m not sure what’s going to leave first - my flight or the UK from the EU. The obligatory endless delay with @easyJet”
“Wonder if the first thing an @easyjet pilot is taught to say is “sorry for the delay, hope it doesn’t cause you any inconvenience” #yesitdoes”
_ Thomas Bjorn - July 10
“When you’re waiting for @easyJet to process your cancelled flight claim”
_ Sylvain Naltchayan - Apr 27
“Oh dear @British_Airways - a text asking about my experience whilst I’m in charge of 2 feral kids due to a 2h flight delay. Not great timing.”
_ Adam Mack
And my personal favorites…
“@easyJet stop texting me telling me the flight has been cancelled u knobs. We know it is now piss off.”
“Many thanks to the pricks at @easyJet who cancelled our flight today and just sent me this.”
_ Richard Benson
I hope this was fun for you!
Remember, you may get up to 600€ in compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight! Stay stunned for more cool posts about travel and passenger rights.