Monday 25 September 2017

Your flight has been delayed – for 86 years

Simon Calder

A budget airline cancelled a late-night flight – then told passengers to wait 86 years and one day for a replacement.

After waiting for a delayed departure from Geneva airport, 130 passengers booked aboard an easyJet flight 8485 were told by email that they were grounded for eight decades.

The message from the airline read: "We are writing to inform you that your flight will depart as 9485 at 11:00 local time on 29/07/2099."

A spokesman for easyJet said last night: "This was a systems error which only affected one flight. Even our new long-term fleet deal doesn't take us that far into the future."

As passengers settled in for a long wait, some called easyJet customer services to ask for their money back. Refunds were promised within 20 working days, rather than decades. (© Independent News Service)

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