What a nighmare in Newark Airport!! The first airport that I know of that tells you that due to weather conditions, your flight has been either cancelled or delayed (delayed 5 times in a row). What they don't count on is the television monitor above their heads at the customer service department that shows no weather problems from the originating airport to Newark.
I feel this problem is to get around the "Rule 240" that states that if your flight is cancelled or delayed, you must be put onto the first airline (any airline) headed in your direction unless the weather plays a part in the delay. Get the drift!!!
I needed to get to Baltimore/Washington airport from
I knew that they would need to give me a train ticket so I could get home. Thank goodness there is a train that runs from Newark to Baltimore/Washington airport with free shuttles to and from the airport buildings. But, my fellow companions did not have such luck. They were constantly delayed and one couple ended up having to leave from Laguardia after spending the night in a hotel. One was from Kentucky and the other was from
I arrived home at midnight instead of at 5:00 p.m. I will never, ever fly from Newark Airport again and I also called my travel agent to let her know about the lousy service at that airport.
One man who lives in Newark said that this happens all of the time at that airport and he is stuck with their lousy service.
I was not too crazy about Continental Airlines too. They just added fuel to the fire when they told us about the cancellations and delays. I did not take my anger out on the airline personnel that day because I had the feeling they knew what was going on, but could not do anything to help us other than what they were told to do. No more Continental Airlines in my future.
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