View Full Version : British tourists Delayed at Orlando airport

08-03-2003, 05:22 AM
A computer breakdown delayed 2,700 international arrivals for several hours at the Orlando airport.

Paramedics treated several tourists who were overcome by the heat before they were given water and allowed to move to a bigger room.

The people were bused to a second terminal where the computers were working and bused back again for their luggage. Six children in wheelchairs on a flight from London were jammed in with the crowd. Most of the waylaid travelers were British tourists.

There was a lot of pushing and shoving as the delays stretched on. Some said they didn't mind the security precautions. They were just upset by the way they were treated.

Poor souls :(

jj....... :eek:

08-03-2003, 07:55 AM
What a terrible start to a holiday ~ Hope it improves for them.

08-03-2003, 09:56 AM
Fun, fun, fun. Poor things. :(

Mrs Dazzle
08-04-2003, 05:11 AM
:( . But that's nothing compared to the TWELVE HOUR delay Virgin passengers suffered at Heathrow yesterday - they were due to be flying to Washington, but apparently the PA system on the plane broke, so they had to wait for a replacement plane to come in from Shanghai . . . how absolutely appalling:mad:

08-04-2003, 08:39 AM
Ohhh Dear Annie that is bad news now :(

jj...... :rolleyes: