Minneapolis, MN - Two weeks after 47 passengers were stranded on a Minnesota tarmac for almost six hours, more than 100 Sun Country passengers waited that long for a Twin Cities-bound plane to leave New York. Flight 242 was supposed to take off from New York City on Friday about 11 a.m. local time. But passengers say the plane didn't start boarding until about noon, and didn't take off until after 6 p.m.The flight lasted 2 1/2 hours.
Passenger Gary Kurth says travelers were told a weather system over Iowa was causing the delay. Fellow passenger John Nides says "the crew brought out the food cart after three hours, but the items had to be purchased and quickly ran out. Sun County chief executive Stand Gadek says the airline regrets the delay and will issue refunds."