Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

NY to Seattle flight makes unscheduled stop for bathroom break

It just normally doesn't happen thousands of feet in the air.

Cabin crew could have taken the "parent on a road trip" route, which would involve making sure everybody went to the bathroom before taking off cause it's six hours to Seattle and we aren't stopping.

For fliers from NY to Seattle, the 6-hour flight was too long as pressure started mounting and a plane had to make an unscheduled potty break. Correction: A lot of passengers had to go "really bad", according to a Delta report. Instead, they decided to make a sharp left turn and head hundreds of miles south to Billings Logan International Airport.

The plane taxied to a cargo area due to a lack of available gates and a stairway was rolled out so passengers could "disembark to find relief of built-up pressures", the Delta report states.

Ground crew members in Billings led the passengers into the airport terminal, Kevin Ploehn, the airport's director, told the Billings Gazette. The plane was also refueled so it could take off again, he said.

"Delta apologizes for the inconvenience", the spokesman said.

The flight was moving towards Seattle in the U.S., situated on the North-West corner of the country, near Canadian border but had to divert mid-way hundreds of kilometres south in Montana so that passengers could attend to nature's call.

"I've heard of flights getting diverted. because toilets overflowed and that blue water was rolling down the aisle", Ploehn said.

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