Right now, my parents have been stuck on the runway in NYC for hours.
I was stuck on the runway trying to get to London for hours two weeks ago.
Watch this video below for an idea of how bad it can really get. (via consumerist)
These airlines really have to get their acts together in terms of how they treat people during delays. They need to be honest, they need to feed people, get them beverages, let them get up, and–for the love of God–let them get off the plane when it gets to the point of absurdity.
A modest proposal: It should be up to people if they want to get off the plane if the waiting time become > than half the time of the entire flight or greater than two hours.