Broken toilets ruin Andy Cohen's flight to France
This was the crappiest flight ever.
Delta Air Lines left 236 passengers aboard a France-bound jet flush with anger Wednesday when it decided to turn the aircraft around halfway into the flight and return to JFK to fix the toilets.
Flight 412 was well on its way to the Mediterranean resort city of Nice when the decision was made to abort the trip because there were no usable restrooms.
The grueling flight to nowhere infuriated passengers, including TV personality Andy Cohen.
âWe had to turn around to fix the fâ"king toilet,â the host of Bravoâs âWatch What Happens Liveâ wrote on Instagram.
âHowâs this? .â.â. Somebody pooped or put something down the toilet that it didnât go and broke the toilets.â
The Boeing 767 â" which has six toilets â" took off from the Big Apple shortly after 9 p.m.
All told, passengers spent sev en hours and 27 minutes in the air on their boomerang trip, which is 17 minutes longer than it would have taken just to get to France, according to Ian Petchenik, a spokesman for the flight-tracking service FlightRadar24.
Delta spokesman Adrian Gee confirmed the plane made a U-turn because âthe lavatories were inoperative,â and said there âwere more resources at JFKâ to fix the problem.
Petchenik pointed out that Delta probably doesnât have a lot of maintenance capabilities at the much smaller Nice Cote DâAzur International Airport.
âThey could have ended up having to ferry the aircraft back empty,â he told The Post.
Some Delta frequent-flier members wondered whether theyâd be getting a bonus because of the inconvenience.
âHonest question Delta. Do I get extra miles for this???â tweeted Ralph Lentini, along with a flight map showing the plane making an about-face.
The airline didnât respond to a request for comment ab out that question.
Even once back in New York, at 4:51 a.m. Wednesday, passengers had to wait for hours to get on another flight to Nice.
Cohen, 50, cheekily filmed other passengers as he waited for the second attempt at his vacation.
âSomewhere among these people is the motherfâ"ker who shoved a large blunt object [off] our flight yesterday that forced us to come back to JFK,â he wrote on Instagram.Source: Google News France | Netizen 24 France