Please imagine you are at the airport and waiting for your plane to get ready so that the airport's announcer would call your flight number and you could board the plane. Your flight is on 6:00 p.m. It is 5:45 and they have not announced your flight number yet. You go to the information desk and notice that due to some technical issues you have to wait for about an hour and your flight would be at 7:05 p.m. Finally, you fly and when you arrive, you are talking to your friend who has come to the airport to give you a ride to a hotel. Now you are in his car and talking to him about the pick-up process at the source airport.
How would you normally describe that situation and how would you casually (not in an impolite way) imply that you waited there?
- I was __________ at the X airport for almost one hour.
I know three verbs that can encapsulate this meaning, but I have no idea what verb would a native speaker use in an informal situation like this. Also, I need to know if my provided options work properly here. (I need the most common term in everyday conversation.)
1- I was kept waiting at the X airport. (This choice, although, can make my point across, but it has a connotation of "something forced", though dictionary definition, approves my feelings too. I don't know how to explain that, but I think there should be a better option too.)
2- I was left hanging at the X airport. (I don't know why, but I have an intuition that this is not a correct option here.)
3- I was detained at the X airport. (to me "detain" sounds a bit stilted.)
However, despite all my opinions, I wonder if you could let me know about your own choice either in my options or of there is any other and better choice.
Also, if they all are correct, then please let me know what is the nuance between these three verbs.