And it's not just community hospitals where it can take longer than expected to "transfer" within the hospital. I've met several women who had to wait in line at the maternity hospital because both OR's were in use. I met one woman who ended up with an unplanned VBAC simply because she kept getting bumped out of the ORs by more critical cases.
Depending on why they were having their sections, that might be an indication that they are either handling more traffic than they are equipped for or calling for sections too frequently. But it could just be the name of the game. If a mom who's not in labor who has a scheduled section for (whatever reason) gets bumped by someone with an emergent complication, I think that's just something she has to live with. The same thing happens with, say, scheduled inductions being bumped in favor of that mom who got sent straight over from her OB's office with worsening pre-eclampsia. But if there routinely aren't enough ORs to handle all of the emergent or emergency cases, that's another story.