I am told about a recent event that highlights the problems and misunderstandings of the new passengers bill of rights.
Noticing one lady remaining seated, a flight attendant approaches and again begins to inform her of the need to deplane. To the flight attendant's surprise, the customer stated she would prefer to stay on the airplane and get paid the $27,000!
Wait here's a calculator. $108,00,000 for passengers on ground longer than 3 HR time limit. That’s just for one flight. What if this airlines has 2 flight delays? Wow!
OK, so which airline is going to pay that kind of a fine?
Given the option to return to gate, deplane passengers or cancel a flight completely without fines or penalties. What should a cash strapped and financially responsible airline do?
Any option it chooses except paying a fine will only delay your flight further.