I once had a flight from Detroit to Dallas that lasted 12 hours. Fun, fun. The best part was we missed our connection from A'dam to Detroit, the flight was late coming in and the other flight left a few minutes early! They actually let them leave early!
So, my traveling companions and I waited for about an hour so for the next flight (and second to last one of the day). We got onboard and they had to spray the plane (dead of winter, t-storms, etc). We're moving along toward St. Louis (stormy, plane is rocking, people scared) captain says we're going to make a landing as the plane is leaking oyxgen. Ok, so no more direct flight to Dallas, we'll just land in St. Louis. Apparently, we cant land in St. Louis because of the storms. I got the window seat and as my sister is screaming bloody mary about the turbulance and flashes of lightening, I get to watch St. Louis's storm.
We land in Kanas City. We wait. We wait and wait and I fall asleep. Apparently, we got there so late that all the flights were done so they had to "find" a plane. How do you find a plane? Fly one down from Minnosota! We go from Kanas City to Dallas, get in around midnight or so and I'm so happy to be in Dallas and really wishing that I stayed in the Netherlands for Christmas!