I was on BA73 leaving LHR on Friday Morning, Emergency landing into Frankfurt followed by an aircraft change after a new B787 and crew arrived from London. We then diverted to MCT due to AUH being closed due to weather with our crew running out of hours.
We were given hotels although when rows 1-7 (me as well) arrived at the hotel we were designated they had no rooms due to the outbound BA080 going technical !!!
Eventually got a room at another hotel and were advised that we would be rebooked at 2335 on to KLM form MCT to AUH……… Myself and three others turned up at airport at 7pm and argued the case until we were booked onto Oman Air at 2020, Oman advised they had sent partially empty aircraft all day to AUH.
Eventually arrived home in Abu Dhabi almost 24 hours late!!
Oh and the storms through the night last night again were awesome!!! worst weather in many years of being here.