Published On: Sat, Jul 8th, 2017

No compensation for stranded passengers on Interjet flight delayed 13 hours

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For 150 passengers stranded for 13 hours at the Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas airport, there was absolutely no compensation from Mexican aircarrier Interjet, arguing that it was the weather’s fault.

Weather conditions are not included in new aviation regulations that dictate there be compensation for passengers when flights are delayed more than two hours, according to

Passengers report that Interjet agents initially announced a 20-minute delay for flight 2606, scheduled to leave at 8:55 pm for Mexico City, but still the plane didn’t appear.

Confusion prevailed during 13-hour flight delay.(PHOTO:

Then they were advised that a flight was being redirected from Mérida to pick them up. But later passengers were told that didn’t work out because the pilots were tired and had gone directly to Mexico City instead.

It wasn’t until 1:00am that agents said their flight had been canceled and their departure had been rescheduled for 7:50 in the morning.

In the end, they didn’t leave until 10:15 after most of the passengers had spent at least 13 hours in the airport.

New regulations governing airlines’ customer service came into effect this week, but as Interjet told passengers yesterday, there would be no compensation because bad weather was to blame.




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