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United Airlines Criticized for Stranding Passengers at Remote Canadian Military Base

Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Source: NOAA
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United Airlines came under harsh criticism from passengers over how the carrier handled a 24-hour stranding that included an overnight stay in the barracks of a remote Canadian military base.

Travelers on the Chicago-to-London flight late on June 12 took to social media to complain about a lack of communication, crew members’ lodgings in hotel rooms and a diversion to New Jersey before continuing on the journey to England. United cited an unspecified mechanical issue for the unscheduled landing.