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We sat over 2 hrs on the tarmac in CPH (not sure why they didn’t let us sit in the terminal/lounge instead)

MZB, this is so the aircraft is ready to depart should a slot time change and comes forward which it frequently does.

Yes, it is absolutely not in the interests of the passenger (or BA) to have people sitting in the terminal in these circumstances. An estimated slot won’t be confirmed, nor a new one given until the captain advises the aircraft is ready to push back.

It’s particularly important to have everyone on board with weather related issues as it can be very dynamic. Clearly, if there is a specific issue causing delay with a clear time identified, it is better to be in the terminal.

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