The flight was redirected to Düsseldorf two-and-a-half hours after the "involuntary stopover in Edinburgh", turning the typical hour-and-ten minute flight into a almost six-hour journey.
Passengers were bewildered by the experience and many took to Twitter to share the weird incident.
"We have apologized to customers for this interruption to their journey and will be contacting them all individually", an airline representative said.
The plane took off from London City Airport.
The captain apologised to the passengers, informing them that the plane would refuel in Edinburgh before heading to Germany.
The flight has now been redirected and landed in Dusseldorf, BA says.
Until, of course, they arrived at 8:45 am in the wrong place entirely.
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An investigation has been launched by the firms to find out why the paperwork error occurred. "While an interesting concept, I don't think anyone on board has signed up for this mystery travel lottery", wrote user Son Tran. WDL Aviation ran the BA flight through a leasing deal.
Stunned passengers found themselves being welcomed to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh after a wrong flight plan was filed for the flight on Monday.
Perhaps the passengers might have dismissed an odd initial announcement as a mistake, they weren't expecting the pilots to follow through with their flight to Edinburgh.
British Airways has now said the company was working with WDL to ascertain exactly how the wrong flight plan was submitted. "The crew was convinced of the Edinburgh flight path from the get-go".
She added: "It became very frustrating. This morning I never expected to wake up from my Dusseldorf bound flight...in Edinburgh!"
Occasionally pilots will return to the flight origin when something odd happens onboard like an fight between passengers or a drunken, unruly passenger who desperately needs to use the restroom. "The toilets were blocked and they ran out of snacks", she said. It is unknown how many passengers were on board the morning flight.
It said the safety of the passengers had not been compromised at any time during the "involuntary stopover".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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