earlier this week, jet blue had several instances where passengers sat on the tarmac for more than 6 hours due to inclement weather. there were lots of stories about crying babies and overflowing toilets. i can't imagine being stuck on the tarmac for over 6 hours and not being given the opportunity to deplane. there is talk of a passenger's bill of rights, but who knows if this will ever pass. i understand that the weather conditions were bad, but being stuck on a plane for so long in this day and age, makes no sense whatsoever. the company has offered free round trip tickets to anywhere they fly, but i don't think that would ever make me want to fly them again, if it had happened to me. jet blue only recently came to chicago, but stories like this certainly discourage me from wanting to use them.
so what's the longest you've ever sat on the tarmac and what did the crew do to make it as pleasant as possible? for me, luckily, it's only been about 45 minutes, but i was ready to lose my mind the entire time. one thing i've learned from that, is to never store anything under the seat in front of me. the extra leg room in situations like that are key.