Our flight was delayed by mechanical issues, but before that, they informed us that they had bumped our then 6 yr old DS, which freaked him out. They offered to put us on the next flight on the next day, but we insisted that we had to go out on that day, so they made it work. We ended up being about 4 hours late, almost missing our connection in Frankfurt. I felt really bad for those people who joined us late, they had the frazzled look. DH talked to the wife in the laundry room and she told him that they had flown into Malta and spent the night to catch up with us. What a way to start a vacation. DH was born in Dayton and spent school years in Lima before moving to NC.