'Woke up at 4am, just to get slapped with a 5-hour flight delay' - Twitter reacts to devastating flight delays

2019-10-22 13:12
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(PHOTO: Adriaan Basson via Twitter)

'Delayed! Delayed! Delayed!' flash the announcement boards throughout the day at OR Tambo International Airport as business and leisure travellers struggle to get a local flight. 

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has issued a statement confirming it has received an "acceptable Corrective Action Plan (CAP) from South African Airways Technical (SAAT) to deal with non-compliance issues" that has seen Comair and SAA forced to self-ground some of its planes.

However, SACAA has not disclosed exactly what the non-compliance issue was around, nor what the full time-frame would be for all affected airlines to get their fleet up and flying again. 

READ: SACAA says non-compliance must be addressed before SAA and Comair planes can fly: What travellers need to know  

News24.com editor-in-chief, Adriaan Basson is currently at OR Tambo, and confirmed that delays are still persisting: 

Frustrated and fed-up, here are some Twitter reactions from passengers (and others who've experienced similar service in the past) regarding this epic fail of an aviation day: 

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