Originally posted by V-Tail:
Originally posted by Skins2881:
the flight crew was "illegal". What the fuck does that even mean? Were they legal 15 minutes prior and went past their legal date as we were boarding? How the fuck did they not know they were illegal, what ever the fuck that means?
There are a bunch of restrictions re crew's duty time. If you want to see what they are, look at the faa.gov website, Part 121 of the regs. There's a Table of Contents that will guide you to duty time restrictions. Unforeseen weather delays that will take a crew past the time limits, can make it illegal for that crew to take off. It happens. And yes, it absolutely sucks.
Something that sucks even more, and should be just as illegal, is what happened to you. If a passenger chooses to discontinue his flight because it is delayed to the point where travel is useless, as was your case, it should be mandatory that his fare is refunded. If that happened to me, I would be doing everything in my power to fight it: social media (I would even join Facebook for that), small claims court, try to get local TV interested in a human interest story, whatever I could think of.