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Dozens trapped on ‘nightmare’ flight

Published 08/10/2009, Minneapolis Star Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS — When Link Christin boarded a Continental Airlines flight from Houston to Minne-apolis on Friday night, he expected to be on the ground in about three hours and ready for a comfy bed. Instead, he was among 47 passengers who spent the night trapped inside a small airplane, parked at the Rochester, Minn., airport, complete with crying babies and the aroma of overused toilets.

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