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Old 11-19-2011, 11:32 PM
 
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"Hundreds of passengers traveling from India to Britain were stranded for six hours in Vienna when their Comtel Air flight stopped for fuel on Tuesday. The charter service asked them to kick in more than $31,000 to fund the rest of the flight to Birmingham, England."

"The situation may represent a new low in customer care in an era when flyers are seeing long lines, long waits and few perks. Britain's Channel 4 news broadcast video showing a Comtel cabin crew member telling passengers: "We need some money to pay the fuel, to pay the airport, to pay everything we need. If you want to go to Birmingham, you have to pay."

"Some passengers said they were sent off the plane to cash machines in Vienna to raise the money."


Read more: Airline Passengers Asked To Pay Extra $31,000 In Cash For Fuel | Fox News

Kind of makes that extra $25 per checked bag fee seem like no big deal, eh?
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:35 PM
 
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You know, I had heard about that on the radio, but they failed to mention it was a chartered flight. That makes WAY more sense now.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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You know, I had heard about that on the radio, but they failed to mention it was a chartered flight. That makes WAY more sense now.
Yeah, but still...
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