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Passengers drifting home to Scotland for New Year diverted to airfield HOURS away

January 5th, 2016 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Loganair moody to Inverness from Dublin was taken to Edinburgh instead
  • The craft was not boarded until 6 hours after it was ostensible to leave
  • Flyers arrived home during one notation to 12, 10 hours after than scheduled

Georgia Diebelius For Mailonline

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Passengers drifting home to Scotland on New Year’s Eve were forced to continue a 10-hour tour after being diverted to a opposite destination.

And a passengers have now indicted a airline of ‘misleading’ them about delays to a journey.

They were due to fly with Loganair to Inverness from Dublin, Republic of Ireland, though were flown to Edinburgh instead.

Passengers were due to fly to Inverness from Dublin (above) though were flown to Edinburgh in Scotland instead

Passengers were due to fly to Inverness from Dublin (above) though were flown to Edinburgh in Scotland instead

Loganair did not surprise a passengers of a change in end until they had already boarded a craft 6 hours after they were creatively due to leave.

Inverness Airport had tighten during 4.30pm for Hogmanay. 

Helen O’Donohue, from a Black Isle, Highlands, was travelling with her father after visiting family in Ireland and was hurt by a miscommunication.

She said: ‘The people we dealt with ourselves weren’t misleading, it was a people behind a scenes who apparently knew what was function though didn’t promulgate it to anyone.

‘We got on a craft meditative we were going to Inverness, and afterwards to be told we were indeed going to Edinburgh.

‘I felt contemptible for a lady who told us all, she apparently believed we knew what was happening.

‘We suspicion that they were creation a fun when they told us on a plane.

‘The strange organisation did not even know about a change to a flight.

‘They were sitting with us in a depart loll and told us how blissful they were about removing behind to Inverness.’

The moody was creatively due to leave Dublin during 12.45pm though a passengers were eventually not means to leave Edinburgh until around 8.20pm.

They arrived behind in Inverness one notation before midnight – 10 hours after than scheduled.

The moody was creatively due to leave Dublin during 12.45pm though a passengers were eventually not means to leave Edinburgh until around 8.20pm

The moody was creatively due to leave Dublin during 12.45pm though a passengers were eventually not means to leave Edinburgh until around 8.20pm

Road conditions on a approach to Inverness were bad, withdrawal some passengers feeling ‘subdued’.

Helen said: ‘The highway from Edinburgh was treacherous. As we went adult a highway we upheld a bad accident.

‘There was a automobile incited upside down on a highway and there was someone trapped inside.

‘The highway was really icy and that only done everybody really subdued.’

A orator for Loganair reliable that a hydraulic error on a strange aircraft caused a delay.

He added: ‘A liberation devise was implemented to take a remaining passengers on to Edinburgh as Inverness was not an choice due to a check time and a airport’s opening hours.

‘On attainment passengers were to be eliminated by highway to Inverness regulating private sinecure vehicles.

‘Unfortunately this devise was not communicated to a passengers. This is unsuitable and we are now questioning how and because this happened.

‘We conclude a conditions contingency have been intensely frustrating for a passengers, generally given a time of year, and unequivocally apologize for a nuisance caused.’

 


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