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I was stranded in Bogotá airport for 10 hours and it taught me the true value of credit card perks and not taking no for an answer

I start myself in an unenviable situation when aircraft maintenance issues left me stranded in Bogotá, Colombia’s El Dorado Oecumenical Airport for more than 10 hours. Here’s what happened.

Trapped in Airport Terminal

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines.

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A few rsa later, the dreaded message from the captain came that there was a maintenance issue to be sorted out. A tire vicinage was needed and the sole Bogotá airport mechanic didn’t have it.

Trapped in Airport Terminal

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines.

Thomas Pallini/Insider


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