From Gilles' account, the captain did an amazing job. It's unfortunate that a few want to continue embarrassing themselves with their total lack of understanding of the situation. It's to the point now where they've been so throughly discredited they're reduced to hypotheticals ("But what if the fuel truck had broken down"? "But what if the fueller didn't show up?" "What if eventually it was night time? etc).
FFS. Seriously. Is this really how hysterically needy some are to assign blame?
Key word here is "after emergency services AND THE FUELER showed up to refuel" (they showed up together per your own words) -- , at which point undoubtedly the crew said we will now be off to YUL momentarily.
Of course no one would then want off by that point. Makes no sense. Leaving in 5.
They wanted off much earlier, when there was no resolution in site. They all simply wanted to get home.
Nope, you don't get to play it both ways. First it's apparently so dire a situation that tying up emergency services (and in the process, further diverting flightcrew resources still trying to get you to your destination - great work, Ace!) is completely justifiable to the me me me crowd. But then when pressed as to why no one got off when it was actually offered, well, hey, they all "simply wanted to get home".
What a load of hypocritical horseshit. Weaker than weak. Like children who's bluff was called and then try and run away. And incidentally, do you think the crew and the airline didn't want to "get home"? Logic fail.
Ah yes, the "World's Top 100 Airlines". Just like "One of Canada's Top 50 Best-Managed Companies", another designation you can have for making a financial contribution. Very credible. LOL
Again, reduced now to trying to discredit in any way possible instead of actually recognizing that what happened may not fit their narrow views of what they're "entitled" to. It's always a shame when a discussion thread disintegrates to the point where the professional complainers have taken over. That's the problem with taking positions you can no longer defend with logic.
One is of course, free to make their travel plans on the basis of a polling company. Except that of course, the vast majority of the travelling public will keep making it based on ticket price alone. Keep throwing feces, maybe some will eventually stick.
And I do note, that YOW is still being allowed to skate around their total mismanagement of the airport resources that led to the entire debacle.
I’m still waiting for my white male privilege membership card. Must have gotten lost in the mail.