Silly French cut off nose to spite face over Ryanair flight
Common sense will tell you, hopefully, that if an airport is shrouded in fog then a plane probably shouldn't try and land there. That the already small-but-present risk of certain death inherent to landing increases several hundred-fold by not being able to see the runway - you'd think people would be reasonable about that.
But not the French.
Over 100 passengers, mostly French, refused to depart a Ryanair flight that had been diverted to Belgium due to bad wearther. The flight from Morocco was due to land at Beauvais in northern France late on Tuesday night, when fog forced it and three other flights to land at the next closest available airport, Liege in Belgium.
Ryanair rolled out the coaches to transfer passengers back to Beauvais, and presumably most Ryanair passengers wouldn't have had an issue with their final destination being 200 miles from the airport. Despite this, the French dug their heels in and staged a sit-in protest on the plane for four hours. That'd show the fog. After the first hour, the captain and crew gave up, got off the plane and locked the doors.
Perhaps somebody amongst the French party eventually did a little basic mathematics and concluded by the time they eventually left the plane yesterday morning, they could have taken the coach and been home in Beauvais already. Zut alores!