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User currently offlineKomran110 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 42 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Hello,
I will be flying Virgin in a week or so from lax to lhr on a340. How safe is this aircraft? Any previous incidents with the airbus 340???

Also, what is the best seat on te airplane in economy by the window? What is the best way to get it? Is a jumpseat possible?

thanks

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi_bin/view_details.cgi?date=01201994&airline=Air+France

Not a single crash.

Must be a fantastic aircraft.  Big thumbs up



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

There has only been 1 Hull loss of an A340, it was because a hanger fire.
Your best bet for a good seat is an emergency row (this could cause problems jumpseating).
About jumpseating yes it is possible, just ask the flight attendant, however it is all up to the crew.
Iain


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3695 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
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A jumpseat will be unlikely as that service has a heavy crew

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

VC-10 they only actually carry a heavy. So there will be one seat avaliable. If it is a training flight you need special skills however it is still do'able! You do have to consider that when pilots get the airport they want to get in the air and when they are close to their destination they want to get home. They are also very busy during t/o and landing and would rather you safely in your seat in the cabin where the flight attendants will look after you if anything goes wrong, rather then where you are there responsibility.
However certainly give it a go.
Iain


User currently offlineJetstreamer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

I think the exit seats in Economy are 50A and 50K. As Iainhol has said, ask the crew on the day about the jumpseat. It is at the Captains discretion.

As for safety, the only incident I'm aware of with the A340 was a partial main gear failure. There were no serious injuries.


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3695 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1372 times:
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Iainhol,

It's not unknown for two extra crew to be rostered.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

VC-10 thanks for informing me. I lreally like your pictures on here, and after viewing them it becomes obvious you have some sort of ties with Virgin. When I flew out in Jan, there where only 1 heavy, so I was able to get the jumpseat. I also do know away to jumpseat if there are 2 heavies up there, it consists of friends and a special seat in the back!  Big grin
Iain


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3695 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1339 times:
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Iain,

Thank you for the compliment about the photo's.

Paul


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