A sick pilot is definitely an unusual circumstance on a flight. But is it an “extraordinary circumstance” that would exempt the airline from having to compensate the passengers, such as Frederick Brodzinski, for expenses and losses? “Our pilot’s sudden illness caused a flight diversion. Is this an “extraordinary circumstance?””
On the return flight from Paris to Chicago, David Sinkovitz and his wife were supposed to connect through Charlotte on American Airlines. They did not.
“Flight diversion fallout not our problem says American — or is it?”