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They gave us pizza - then cancelled our flight'

March 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Barrai Omuireagain, with wife Katie, and children Chase and Maeve, in the Duty Free at Detroit [Source: BBC]

Dubliner Barrai Omuireagain is one of an estimated 10,000 people stranded by Thursday’s collapse of Iceland’s Wow Air.

He was due to board his flight from Detroit to Dublin at 7pm local time last night.

“Then it was delayed, then it was delayed every hour, and finally at 11pm on Wednesday I asked what happens if the company goes bust?

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“She said it wouldn’t happen and gave us a pizza, saying we’re expecting a flight plan in the next 15 minutes.

“Next thing the PA said the flight was cancelled.”

The family eventually spent the night in a hotel, and woke to find the airline had indeed stopped flying.

Wow Air, which also operated flights from UK airports Gatwick, Stansted and Edinburgh, had been in talks this week with bondholders about raising new money.

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