Principal’s Solution For Sixty Stranded Students

August 28, 2010

in Delay/Cancellation Stories

Well I was flying with my school and my principal’s former school. In total there were 60 of us on the airplane to Newark. The flight there was fine but back not so much. First of all we all sat in the airport at 6 at night waiting for our plane to take off. Then we were told that it was delayed an hour. When we finally got on the plane and it was prepared to take off, we were told that we were going back and it would be delayed again. They wouldn’t let us off the plane for an hour, and when they finally did it was because the flight was cancelled. Thank goodness there was a hotel with enough room for all of us.

Before we left for the hotel, all the students were about to go to luggage claim to get their suitcases when our principal told us that our luggage had made it home on another flight. So what do you do with 60 students without any clothes to change into? You order them pizza I guess because that’s what our principal did. And then one student had to go to the hospital because she got dehydrated. So everyone slept in the same clothes they had been wearing. We eventually made it home after our 8 am flight had been delayed yet again.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

david August 29, 2010 at 9:56 am

flight from hell? you got pizza out of it, for free, while hanging out with friends? where is the hell part? lol pizza is yummy


rerere August 29, 2010 at 10:17 am

Let me guess, Southwest?


Tim Spooner August 29, 2010 at 8:11 pm

A girl went to HOSPITAL because she got dehydrated! Did they not have any water in that hotel?Slept in the same clothes? Good grief, are you all 2 year olds?


Hugh August 29, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Exactly what did you expect the principal to do? Wearing the same clothes so long may not be comfortable, but it won't kill you. It isn't the principal's job to buy 60 students new clothes. Grow up, what a baby.


Karl August 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm

What a spoiled brat


Vicky October 16, 2015 at 8:55 am

I have to ask, was this a trip with a middle school and you were all young, or with a high school because then this seems like a tiny bit of excessive complaining?


Zombie October 16, 2015 at 9:52 am

Let's look at it from the perspective of that principal. He's got 60 school children he's got to manage (I hope he had some assistance!) in a delay situation, where apparently he ended up needing to get then all fed and housed overnight — and then rounded up for an 8AM flight the next day.

For that principal, this was certainly a flight from hell.


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