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A Brazilian General Stops A Tam A320 Plane!  
User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11437 posts, RR: 58
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1784 times:
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Only in Brazil !

Two weeks ago in Campinas a very interesting history take place at CPQ (Campinas International Airport). A Tam flight to Brasilia, operated with A320, face a overbooking with 14 pax. The plane was full and authorized to push back and start departure procedures when....

Nothing unusual, the flight was authorized by the ACT to start the push back and the Brazilian Army General Francisco Albuquerque, a passenger that arrived late at the check-in (15 minutes and not 1 hour as requested by brazilian authorities) asked for DAC (Brazilian Aeronautical Authorities) to send an order to Tam flight in order it must return to the airport.

Tam personnel so start to ask passengers who is willing to accept some cash (amount not informed) plus hotel + dinner to board on the next day just to give space for the general and his wife.

After 30 minutes of negotiation Tam get two available seats and Mr. Francisco boarded with his wife... and listen a lot of bad words from the other passengers.

This episode has gain a lot of bad publicity for Brazilian Army and Government and also in a country that public people always take advantage of their position, the society is trying to disapprove the lesson given by the main republic general.


Felipe


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User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5219 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1753 times:

Pax/society fault! In first place nobody onboard should have accepeted JJ's offer.

ghost77 APM



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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1734 times:

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 1):
In first place nobody onboard should have accepeted JJ's offer

They could have just kicked people off. The last 2 people to check in. I've seen it happen before. Army or government personnel seem to take advantage of their position; why can't they just arrive on time like normal people.



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