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If You Got Stuck in an Airplane After Landing, Would You Update Your Facebook First?

June 1, 2010 at 9:52 AM | by | ()

For the second time in the last two months, a sleeping passenger has been left behind onboard the plane, even after the flight attendants and crew had locked up and the plane returned to the hangar. First it was a man onboard Air Canada from London to Vancouver, and now it's a woman on United, flying from Washington DC to Philadelphia...and she's suing.

After waking up more than three hours after the United plane had emptied, the woman says she "paced the aisle for about 15 minutes until the locked door opened and police demanded identification.” So that was all it took to get rescued? Someone in the hangar saw movement onboard the aircraft and it only took 15 minutes? That's not so bad actually; we'd have imagined that a passengers in such a situation would be calling 9-1-1 or something to alert anyone of their whereabouts.

This has us thinking: what would you do if you overslept on an airplane and ended up parked in the hangar? Would you bang on the door, trying to get someone's attention, would you try to call the airline from your cell phone, would you update your Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter? And then, would you call a lawyer too?

Related Stories:
· Woman sues United Airlines after being left on plane [NewsChronicle]
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