Brenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1772 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5171 times:
I was just talking to a friend when he mentioned a cabin fire on a JAL flight. Google returns a few results that indicate a fire broke out shortly before landing at TPE. The flight was a 763 and had 33 pax and 10 crew on board.
A lighter was found in the gap between the seats where the fire broke out. The fire was extinguished by crew.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6392 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4461 times:
Quoting Kappel (Reply 4): Wow, that's horrible! Why is that? I thought Japan did not have that big of a problem with H1N1.
In Asia, there is still a big fear of a SARS-like outbreak occurring again, and when things like H1N1 pop up anywhere in the world, people fear that is what will happen. Air travel drops dramatically because of fears of contracting any number of illnesses and seeing a repeat of the SARS outbreak.
For those of us that travel Asia frequently, it means nice empty planes with lots of open seats and personal service from the FA's!