The family was only able to get to the cruise thanks to the kindness of a stranger
The holidays in the northern hemisphere were spoiled by flight chaos at the airports;
The company would have canceled the flight and failed to adequately notify the passengers;
The family was only able to get to the cruise thanks to the kindness of a stranger.
A woman took to TikTok to report that she had to be hitchhiked by strangers to take her family from Seattle, a city in the United States, to Vancouver, Canada, to catch her Air Canada flight in time could arrive for a cruise. was canceled at the last minute.
Chelsea Smith claimed in the video that she, her husband and their threeyearold son bought an Air Canada flight that departed SeattleTacoma International Airport at 6 a.m. Sunday morning. The idea was to go to Vancouver where they bought a family cruise.
But when they got to the airport, they found that no employee was working at Air Canada’s baggage facility, despite a long line of passengers waiting. “Nobody showed up at the box office to get our bags,” he said. Smith told Canada’s Daily Hive Urbanized newspaper that hundreds of people were waiting.
An airline spokesman told Business Insider the flight was canceled because a thirdparty provider that operates the airline’s flights to Seattle was understaffed and passengers were rebooked on other flights, including other airlines, within 24 hours be.
According to Smith in her video, Air Canada offered to rebook a 4pm flight, but that would mean she wouldn’t make it in time for her cruise. “We thought we were screwed that we were going to miss our cruise,” she said.
Luckily, a woman named Annie Nguyen dropped her mother off at the airport that morning and offered to drive the family to Vancouver for free. The trip, which has a distance of 225 kilometers, usually takes about 2.5 hours.
Finally, Smith thanked Nguyen, adding that she “had no reason to be in Vancouver” and that “during the trip she told us that she had to drive another three hours to get to the other side of Washington that evening.” to be work”. .
Summer holiday travel to the northern hemisphere has been marred by airline and airport chaos. Passenger numbers are almost back to prepandemic levels, but airports and airlines aren’t having as many workers due to layoffs during the pandemic, strikes and layoffs of employees tired of the overwork.