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Travel Nightmare on Air India Flight 131


An Air India flight. (Photo: caribb/Wikipedia)

How is it to spend eight hours on a plane going nowhere.

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That is what happened to passengers on a not-so-routine flight from Mumbai to London's Heathrow airport Sunday.

Weather conditions forced the Air India flight to divert to London's other airport, Gatwick.

The plane landed eight hours late. The airlines apologized for the delay, but offered little else in way of explanation.

In the US, it would have to offer a little more. Under a new government rule, airlines have had to let passengers off the plane after three hours or face paying $27,500 per person in compensation.

The World's Rahul Joglekar was on the flight and reported on the story live from the plane.