I’ve been pretty lucky in not being on planes that are stuck on the ground on a taxiway, or that have to return to the departure city. (Pause while I knock on wood.)
In addition to customers being held hostage on those taxiways, I would imagine that people are also being held hostage on those planes that are dumping fuel to reduce their landing weight. By hostage I am referring to staying seated and being unable to move about the cabin (restroom visits).
The fact that Hawaiian Airlines flight 43 had to return to San Jose today brought up this question.
Am I correct in thinking passengers are NOT allowed to move about in either of these circumstances or any other emergency type situations?
In my opinion this is NOT my idea of a good time. That and being stuck on a “freeway” for hours due to accidents. That’s when a FREEway becomes a PARKway.
Thanks for the help.