Delta Airlines - 14 Hrs Later
NORFLOK -- Norfolk to Detroit ran late, missing our connecting flight! put us on a flight that was supposed to leave at 6:00 pm to connect with our Moline flight! Got delayed till 8:00pm, put us on another flight because air conditioner could not be fixed! Other flight supposed to leave at 6:30, didn't end up leaving till 7:30. no reasons given, just people boarding slow! our flight from Detroit to Moline was supposed to leave at 7:00. last flight to Moline from Detroit that night. Got to Min Mn at 6:30,7:30 our time in Moline, 10 min to make it to the farthest gate away from wear we landed! over a mile! told boarding people to call gate 14 and tell them we were on our way.( we actually pushed people back into their seats on the plan because they had all missed their connecting flight anyway. ) so we said Moline coming through and made a scene, god bless the rest of the passengers, they said go Moline go! I was screaming we only had 10 min to get to our gate. the flight attendant told us to run'. now I am a 50 year old woman, and don't run in flip flops to often, but I did that night. my toes were literally bleeding when I got to the gate. we told boarding people to call ahead and let them know we were on our way! as we got there the plan was pulling away from the loading shoot! my daughter and I were screaming to stop it and let us on! of course the only flight of the whole day that left 5 min early actually on time! thanks for waiting. all of this was due to Delta, slow boarding, crew not ready to go, problems with planes. rerouting us 5 times! after arguing for about 1/2 hr we received hotel vouchers and eating vouchers to be fair. then it was time to pick up our luggage, guess what it was already at Moline! no clean clothes! no nothing. by this time it is 9:30 pm I am very tired and very upset! I honestly no why people freak out at airports now! My daughter said that we should just rent a car and go home! I agreed totally! I did NOT want to get on a plane again! we rented a car that cost us $250 to get form min mn to Moline. it took us 7 hrs of straight driving, but we made it home! 14 hrs later. I missed work, I have never had that kind of problem on any other airline! I will NEVER fly Delta again! also all the people from Delta that we asked questions to were VERY VERY RUDE!