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SQ A380 Back To CDG Today  
User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1605 posts, RR: 7
Posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7376 times:

Today SQ333 made a u-turn 2 hours after taking off for singapore.
It landed back at CDG around 16.30

An electrical problem made the galleys unusable.
Decision was taken to send the A380 back to CDG where airbus technicians apparently repaired the problem

The pax never deplaned and were kept inside; when I left my shift (19.00) the plane was repaired, pax inside and SQ CDG station desperately looking for a fresh crew!!!

I can't imagine the horror of being trapped as a pax in such a situation...even on comfortable SQ A380 it makes a trip of minimum 20 hours instead of 12


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User currently offlineLoalq From Switzerland, joined Jan 2007, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7364 times:

Very interesting and a logistic nightmare for SQ.

Where would they get a fresh crew from?



"...this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped."
User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1605 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

For the crew, I heard they were trying to recall some of the crew arrived yesterday morning...
but I don't know the details of how it would work



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User currently offlineLoalq From Switzerland, joined Jan 2007, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7212 times:

Wouldn't the crew that arrived yesterday be the one flying back home today? How long is their layover in Paris?


"...this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped."
User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1857 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7154 times:

Definitely a bad week for the A380 serving CDG...

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10925 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7073 times:

Oh my... another A380 incident. The aircraft certainly does not need such publicity.

As to SQ they always do all they can to minimize the trouble. I am sure they will give the passengers vouchers for discounts on their next flights or some other perks.
It is always unconvenient to be stuck inside an aircraft while it is grounded.

I remember our adventure and forced grounding at NGO on the first A380 flight from Singapore to Narita. We got diverted to NGO because of a typhoon and had to sety on the ground some 3 hours before flying back to our original destination. There was tension among the crew and among the passengers as we did not really know what was going on and were placed all the way at the end of the terminals. They brought us some bentos and all but we were all eager to goiing back to NRT as some of us were scheduled to fly back to Singapore on the same aircraft for the NRT-Singapore first 380 flight.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1605 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6523 times:

@Loalq
I assume the layover is 2 nights,on AF above a 10.5 hours flight it's 2 nights, 1 night below 10.5

At any rate they were not trying to recall the crew that arrived the same morning!!
They needed to total 16 crew to be able to take off but lots of them were shopping for xmas downtown Paris and were difficult to reach



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User currently offlineLoalq From Switzerland, joined Jan 2007, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6074 times:



Quoting Varig md-11 (Reply 6):
They needed to total 16 crew to be able to take off but lots of them were shopping for xmas downtown Paris and were difficult to reach

 Big grin  Big grin  Big grin

I can imagine SQ calling the first one and then all the rest turning their mobiles off...



"...this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped."
User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1605 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5839 times:



Quoting Loalq (Reply 7):
I can imagine SQ calling the first one and then all the rest turning their mobiles off...

 Silly  bigthumbsup 

Indeed! I heard they reached a first batch of mobile phones and then oddly enough the rest of the crew had their mobile "out of reach"



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User currently offlineTaromA380 From Romania, joined Sep 2005, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5679 times:

They can always let a voice message with the impossible-to-refuse proposal for coming to rescue the flight. Big grin

User currently offlineDlphoenix From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4027 times:



Quoting TaromA380 (Reply 9):
They can always let a voice message with the impossible-to-refuse proposal for coming to rescue the flight.

No need to shut the phone.
All you need is to state that you consumed enough alcohol to put you over the limit and you are off the hook.

DLP


User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

All these incidents start to be annoying...I hope they will be resolved soon


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User currently offlineOrbis From Mexico, joined Dec 2003, 244 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3017 times:



Quoting LY777 (Reply 11):
No need to shut the phone.
All you need is to state that you consumed enough alcohol to put you over the limit and you are off the hook.

C´mon, that is very unlikely to happen in Paris .....



we should live our lives as if we were really alive!!! H.M.
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