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Get better service being stuck on the London Eye than on an airplane
Here's an observation by Mike Nezza at The Lede. Although, it was ruled by a federal court that airlines don't need to provide passengers with comforts if they are detained while sitting in an airplane, passengers stuck on London's gigantic Ferris wheel, the London Eye don't have to worry about such trifles.
Just like Abha reported in her post, if you get stuck on the London Eye, you'll get blankets, water, glucose tablets and a toilet. If you get stuck on an airplane, according to the law, you are not guaranteed water, a working toilet or fresh air. On the London Eye, you'll also get a terrific view of London if you're close to the top. On an airplane, if you look out a window, there's the tarmac---maybe other airplanes, a runway or a building or two.
But, perhaps one might rather be stuck on the ground than up in the air. Those at the bottom of the London Eye may have been allowed to get off. If you're out on a runway, there you are, and are, and are, and are.