Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1908 posts, RR: 3 Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2210 times:
Besides me, has any one noticed that here in Eugene, Oregon Alaska Airlines has had quite a few "Emergency" or "Diversion" landings? I know like in the past 6 months there has been at least 4 of them and now I believe it is five. This is very odd, I still have yet to catch one of them.
AlaskaMVP From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
Alaska has a ton of flights over south central oregon, from destinations in CA/AZ to SEA/PDX. My guess is that it's the most conveniant place to stop if you have to divert, I doubt if they want to land a 737 anywhere else in Southern Oregon except Medford (certainly not Bend or Klamath Falls).
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 14224 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1962 times:
A few weeks ago, there was a topic here about what customers do when they need supplemental oxygen while on board. Anyway, since airlines charge X amount of dollars per bottle of medical oxygen, it can get pricey.
Sometimes, AS has had to divert while enroute due to customers who intentionally bought less medical oxygen than they needed, thinking they'd save some money and that "they'd be ok" since they weren't exerting themselves.
I wouldn't be surprised if some of these diversions were related to oxygen customers not being able to breathe.
Note: AS has recently changed their oxygen procedures to take customers' own desires out of the equation and leaving the number of bottles ordered up to their physician to avoid this very problem.
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