This was a flight booked several weeks in advance. Take-off was scheduled for 23:50. Arrived at the airport at 21:00, three hours early. Had to wait two hours to get to the desk, where I was told that there were no seats left on the plane. It took one hour of discussion, meaning the plane had left by then, to get a flight leaving at 01:00 for London, followed by a London - Frankfurt flight, then finally a flight from Frankfurt to Paris. Instead of getting there at 07:00 I arrived in Paris at 17:00. I should also add that when departing from Addis Ababa, when we were at the end of the runway about to take off, the pilot took the plane back to the airport to... refuel.
I won't mention promises of compensation. You're supposed to be flying business class, then you end up with three flights in economy class, and the excuse provided: "a technical problem"... So I wonder what happened to the other passengers flying from Addis to Paris, because I wasn't the only one, there were at least five of us altogether.
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