MON A300 with 335 onboard, bound for Egypt, failed to take off three times at LGW due to electrical faul and fuel. She ventually flew 8 hours late.
What particularly grates is comments, like one I read on the esteemed Daily Mail's website, about passengers "demanding another aircraft". Yeah - just like that
Also, some are questioning why the capt aborted. Would they prefer the skipper DIDN'T err on the side of caution returning to the terminal? Suppose these faults should have been left to manifest themselves six miles over the Med?
(I sound like rainboe - yikes.)