US Airways Flight Stuck On Tarmac For 7 Hours

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.

US Airways Flight Stuck on Tarmac for 7 Hours[USAToday]