The following is an excerpt from an email that my sister sent earlier this evening. This was flight Comair1200:
"Smooth flight and on time to Boston with a 4-hour layover to eat lunch, browse the shops and relax. Boarded our 50 passenger plane on time for Bangor for the hour flight and once all seats occupied suddenly an announcement by the flt. attendant that the flight was overloaded and 9 people would have to be removed and would be looking for volunteers. A wait and then an official reservation person came aboard and asked who would volunteer to take the regular bus to Bangor fairly immediately and get $400.worth of Delta credit for later flights. Of the orginal 9 that raised hands, 2 changed their minds so 2 more needed and a threesome immediately asked if 3 could they would and got affirmative. All this before we had a chance at it as we were sitting at the back. Too bad but we finally took off with the 30min. or so delay and nicely settled in having travelled for ??20mins. approx. when an announcement from the flight deck with the Captain saying the good news bad news bit and informing us the wx in Bangor just then was heavy rain and visibility down to 600ft. and they needed 1200ft. to land. We would keep going and hope for a clearing and would circle for some time if needed as 8 hrs. of fuel left but would return to Boston if it didn't clear some.
Within 5 mins. on the speaker again saying more news..the landing lights had been knocked out in Bangor from the storm and we would be returning to Boston.
Confusion from then on of course...the flight attendant said to not be hostile as not the way to get the best results and not the airlines fault for the wx and someone would meet us for whatever might be worked out.
Just before landing the decision came that we would all be bussed by charter to Bangor airport and that's how we got there around 10PM last night".
I'll try to get some audio clips later.