A flight from New York to Tel Aviv on Saturday was mentioned to be delayed after the doorways to the aircraft have been closed “one half-second late.”
According a floor companies report printed by Globes, buyer companies representatives at Newark Airport declared that Flight UA90 wouldn’t takeoff on time as a result of “crew refused to increase for half a second. Door closed late.”
The flight was initially because of takeoff at 10:50 p.m.
Tweets from disgruntled passengers present that they solely boarded the aircraft at 1 a.m. and that the crew then reportedly refused to fly. The passengers have been deplaned at 3:30 a.m.
“The passengers needed to wait within the airport. We weren’t taken to a resort; in impact, they’re forcing us to remain on the airport,” one passenger informed Globes. “According to the data given to us, another flight to New York is scheduled to take off at 8:30 AM New York time.”
Pilots and air crew function below strict guidelines governing the variety of hours they will work in any 24 hour interval.
— Grant Moody (@grantmoody) August 19, 2018
United confirmed to Globes that the flight was delayed.
Original article https://www.timesofisrael.com/passenger-says-tel-aviv-flight-delayed-after-doors-close-half-second-late/