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BA Flight Diverts Due To Smoke In Cockpit  
User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10474 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4564430.stm

BA flight from JFK to LHR diverts to Cardiff International after smoke was detected in the cockpit.

Not sure if this is really newsworthy, but Im at work and Im bored out of my mind.

38 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineTrb10 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10458 times:

WOW only 2 passengers onboard, how cool is that!

User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10441 times:

Quote:
There were 17 crew members aboard the plane but just two passengers

Eh?

Surely this is a typo??

Quoting RichardPrice (Thread starter):
Not sure if this is really newsworthy, but Im at work and Im bored out of my mind.

Definately worth posting - am bored stupid myself - so much so that I saw ths very same story on BBC news, rushed to the forums and was gutted to find you had beaten me to it! Lol. Big grin

7LBAC111



Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10381 times:

wonder why there were only 2 pax on this....?


and did they get upgraded?  Wink



cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineGlidepath73 From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10318 times:

Would it not be better to cancel such a flight, where only two pax on, and put them on the next flight?

My goodness I mean 2 pax in a 747??? Is that common in the airline industry?

Any news what caused the smoke?

Regards,
Patrick



Aviation! That rocks...
User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10298 times:

I suppose if the plane is in JFK and is needed in LHR a few hours later, then it has to fly back anyway, so why not carry the pax anyway?


cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10297 times:

Quoting Glidepath73 (Reply 4):
Would it not be better to cancel such a flight, where only two pax on, and put them on the next flight?

Not if the inbound was booked to a certain capacity no.

7LBAC111



Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
User currently offlineGBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10264 times:

We have worked out, ahem, "elsewhere" that it was last night's delayed BA176:

BA0176 JFK CWL 27 DEC 19:30 28 DEC 01:37 Actual

Since (according to ba.com) there were other delays to the ex-JFK flights last night, my conjecture/questions were:

1. Why it was so delayed (when later flights departed before it) - problems detected at JFK in the first place?
2. Why there were only 2 pax on board a 744! Perhaps they did move everyone else from this flight to the other ones if they found problems at JFK, and the 2 were late commers/couldn't fit on the 182? Maybe BA took them on the delayed 176 which needed to get back to LHR anyway?

Shame it had to divert, but being one of only two pax on a 744 must be one hell of an experience!  Smile

Phil


User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10247 times:

Quoting GBOAC (Reply 7):
Shame it had to divert, but being one of only two pax on a 744 must be one hell of an experience!

true, but I would have been mighty annoyed if I did not get an upgrade on that flight... that would be sheer churlishness!



cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10242 times:

Quoting GBOAC (Reply 7):
Shame it had to divert, but being one of only two pax on a 744 must be one hell of an experience!

Especially if they were a couple travelling together. Think of the possibilities to join the mile high club  Smile


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10237 times:

Interesting .....

Quote:

BA RESPONSE
‡DOBA176/27DEC

* OPERATIONAL FLIGHT INFO * BA 176 -1 TU 27DEC
CITY INFO HOUR (LOCAL)

JFK NEXT INFO WILL BE AT 2345
DELAY OPERATIONAL REASON
ESTIMATED TIME OF DEPARTURE 0130
DELAY OPERATIONAL REASON
LEFT THE GATE 0137
TOOK OFF 0155
DELAY OPERATIONAL REASON
ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL 1258 LHR
CWL DIV LHR CWL
AIRCRAFT DEFECTS
PASSENGERS ON BOARD (002)

AIRCRAFT LANDED 1244



Operational delays and Aircraft Defects.

7LBac111



Debate is what you put on de hook when you want to catch de fish.
User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10226 times:

I think one of the things I would do if I was one of those passengers would be to try EVERY single seat on the aircraft, just to see which is best  Smile

Quoting BA380 (Reply 8):
I would have been mighty annoyed if I did not get an upgrade on that flight

Upgrade? They probably had their meals with the Captain  Smile


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10214 times:

Quoting BA380 (Reply 8):
true, but I would have been mighty annoyed if I did not get an upgrade on that flight... that would be sheer churlishness!

If the pax payed for Economy, they should sit in economy.



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 10205 times:

being there were 17 crew on board, I would have wanted to get the 9 serving me. If I was deemed to be less senior and only had 8 crew catering to my every whim, I would be very offended...


cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 10194 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 12):
If the pax payed for Economy, they should sit in economy.

Scrooge is alive and well. That's the Christmas spirit...



cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 12 months 23 hours ago) and read 10122 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 9):
Especially if they were a couple travelling together. Think of the possibilities to join the mile high club

They doesn't have to be a couple in order to join the MHC.  smirk   snaggletooth 


User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 9950 times:

If it had been UA they would have said that due to the large number of passengers they would not have time for the beverage service.

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3130 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 9921 times:

The thread heading sounds as though the plane was diverted because one of the pilots was smoking in the cockpit  smile 

User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 9850 times:

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 9):
Especially if they were a couple travelling together. Think of the possibilities to join the mile high club

Heck, might as well invite the F/A's to joint the MHC while you're at it.  biggrin 


User currently offlineBigginhill From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 9773 times:

Passengers had been transferred on to other flights going to Heathrow.
2 Chose to stay on board. Maybe they live in Cardiff?


User currently offlineHS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 9744 times:

Quoting Glidepath73 (Reply 4):
Would it not be better to cancel such a flight, where only two pax on, and put them on the next flight?

It was BA, not Ryanair!


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 9723 times:

Quoting Bigginhill (Reply 19):
Passengers had been transferred on to other flights going to Heathrow.
2 Chose to stay on board. Maybe they live in Cardiff?

No, there were only 2 passengers on this flight to begin with. When the flight was originally delayed yesterday, all other passengers were rerouted except for these two. The flight was destined for LHR and diverted to Cardiff. They have been rerouted from Cardiff using taxis at BAs cost.


User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 9679 times:

It was the second incident involving the plane in 24 hours.

Earlier, the aircraft had suffered a bird strike as it flew into New York.

This led to a six-hour delay for the plane at JFK airport.

Nearly all the passengers were put on other flights, leaving just two on board the jumbo jet when it was involved in the incident as it headed to the UK.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/4564430.stm


User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 9636 times:

And bet that baby was full of cargo so maybe not a loss operating flight after all?? The 2 passengers could have actually been the crews family/friends/partners so thats why they were on board?? Just another idea?

User currently offline777DAD From Germany, joined Aug 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 9567 times:

First off: Is it possible that the Birdstrike, assuming it occured in the foreward portion of the plane and it's possible damage,may have caused some kind of undetected electrical short that with time (vibration, normal flight, ect.) broke out causing the smoke in the cockpit? Second: Even with only 19 people on board all are safe,and that's what really matters. Have a Happy New Year.

Jeff  praise 



"I love to fly,I just don't do it enough"
25 AIRCANL1011 : Cardiff would be the best place for BA to divert the B744 to as they have a maintenace facility there. This must have caused a lot of excitement at CW
26 AIRCANL1011 : I would hope they would at least be of different sexes
27 Post contains links and images Gofly : The two "passengers" were off duty employees. Explains them staying on. http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1856398,00.html -Gofly
28 Post contains images Boeingfanyyz : Now, now. Don't make me send the ghost of Christmas past, present and future after you? Cheers, Boeingfanyyz
29 Post contains images Malmoaviation : Anyone remember the BA flight from Tokyo, it were only ONE person onboard. Well, u think I would be allowed to visit cockpit if I was the only onboard
30 Trekster : The lucky sods. We been laughing at this all day at work. They got club btw, no point having all the way back in cattle clas lol. Best ID90 these guys
31 Post contains images Jacobin777 : I once flew a normal KL 747 flight from KHI-AMS back in the 1980's where there were only 40 pax.....in fact, I thought the plane had less, but the F/A
32 Trintocan : Action in CWL! Too bad I did not know about this earlier. Nonetheless CWL is the best diversion point because it is not too busy and BA's facilities m
33 TymnBalewne : I believe the birdstrike affected an engine and not the body of the aircraft. C.
34 AAFLT1871 : The best I have ever gotten was myself and 2 other passengers on a AA 757 flight from MCO to JFK about a month after 9-11, I was in first, thanks to D
35 GlobeTrekker : I once non-revved on a KLM 747 with 24 pax on board between AUA-AMS. After take-off, we were all allowed to sit where we wanted, including Business Cl
36 Scotron11 : BA flight from JFK to LHR diverts to Cardiff International after smoke was detected in the cockpit. Other reports say the smoke was detected in the p
37 Drinkstrolley : That's what caused the smoke!
38 CX777Fan : If that's what butters your toast....
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