USAToday says that a flight to Phoenix from JFK was stuck on the tarmac for 7 hours on Tuesday.
Flight 17 from John F. Kennedy International Airport was due to leave at 6 p.m. Tuesday, but didn’t actually take off until about 1 a.m., airline spokesman Phil Gee said.
Dozens of other aircraft were delayed because of a storm passing through the area, which closed the airport for about 90 minutes.
Gee said the plane pushed back from the gate at 6:30 p.m. ET and spent hours sitting on the tarmac so it wouldn’t lose its takeoff slot.
The plane finally went back to the gate to refuel, but then resumed its wait for a takeoff slot. Several passengers decided to get off the plane while it was being refueled.
You know you’re having a bad day when your airplane has to be refueled before it even takes off.