STOMPers Merlion, angryflight and Bryna were left frustrated with the delay on long haul budget airline Scoot's maiden flight yesterday (June 4), which lasted more than an hour due to a technical fault.
The Boeing 777-200 jet, with a full load of about 400 passengers, remained grounded as of 12.50am, as engineers tried to get it fit for take-off.
The flight with paying passengers, guests and members of the media left Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 11.45pm -- 20 minutes later than scheduled. But it turned back on the runway and returned to the boarding area at 12.20am.The plane has since landed in Sydney.
STOMPer Merlion said:
"Passengers were left stranded on the plane as engineers scurry to repair a mechanical fault on Scoot's inaugural flight"
"Gates also closed early. Passengers waited frustrated for their turn as the queue hangs while counter staff looked panicky and could give us no answers.
STOMPer angryflight said:
"Everybody was looking forward to Scoot's maiden flight but this was such a disaster.
"I'm sure this didn't leave a very good impression on its passengers.
"Scoot had better get their act together!
STOMPer Bryna said:
"After a delay of about one and a half hours, low-cost carrier Scoot finally took off for the skies on its maiden journey to Sydney at 1.20am this morning
"The delay was in part caused by a technical fault.
"Cabin crew onboard the flight told The Straits Times that there was a sensor issue at the cockpit area, which engineers felt needed to be fixed for the safety of all passengers onboard."