Altairf28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3698 times:
One of the flights that was used on tonight's Amazing Race episode had to make an emergency landing due to "technical problems with the aircraft". It appears to have been LH 3480, a CityLine CR7 operating MUC-OTP on November 4, 2008 (got the date because I know the previous leg was on November 3 and FlightStats lists the status as unknown for the 4th but on-time for the 5th) and the plane returned to MUC. Do any fellow A.netters remember hearing anything about this incident and what the problem was? Thanks (I put minor spoilers because the episode has yet to air in the western U.S.).
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Mbm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 857 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3117 times:
I watched it last night and it seems that something happened on take off or climb out. As I did not see any emergency beacons when they landed or deplaned, I would imagine it was not too bad of an issue.
How about the other couple that thought connecting through AMS was a good idea?
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NorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1944 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
Quoting Mbm3 (Reply 2): How about the other couple that thought connecting through AMS was a good idea?
I can't help but wonder, before they made that decision, if they bothered to ask what the connecting time was in AMS? If the MUC-AMS-OTP flight on KLM was getting in only 30mins earlier than the direct MUC-OTP on RO i have to believe that the connecting time was very short, which has the potential for being a disaster, especially if your plane leaves Munich late then lands on the Polderbaan, which is a good 20 minute taxi time from the terminal. What they thought was a good idea turned into a one way trip to Acapulco, or wherever it is the Amazing Race hides eliminated racers before the race concludes and they're flown to the finish line.
Personally, i'd have stayed on the direct RO flight, because even though you get there thirty minutes later, there's no possibility of running into a snafu at a connecting city, missing your connection and arriving more than 12 hours later.
On a similar note, how about the lady last season who actually had the gall to suggest to other contestants that a plane upgrade was her idea! For background, the racers were flying Gol within brazil, one team got to the airport and at first were told the plane was sold out, then operations upgraded the plane from a 73G to a 738, thus opening up more seats, and this woman was actually suggesting to other racers that it was her idea! That she told them to upgrade the plane and the airline listened! I was practically yelling at the tv, "Lady, you had absolutely nothing to do with it! It was an operational decision!"
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