richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4502 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16668 times:
If true, that is ridiculous.
Also ridiculous is the reference to Ryanair in this article. FR maybe a lot of things - and they have looked at these standing seats - but one thing they are not is against the law as this Russian airline allegedly is.
Aesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 8476 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16452 times:
The article does not say Ryanair is against the law, it says they would like to change the law, like other carriers, I don't see the problem. And the company is regularly convicted (about other things) so I would not paint them as "not against the law", just not against this one.
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PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 9088 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16252 times:
What sensationalist title by the journalist, only to then tell us that the passengers were actually given a choice. Either that or he doesn't understand the difference between forcing someone to stand and giving them a choice. Doesn't exonerate the questionable decision by the airline, and by the pax in question, but it's a distinction that must be made. All the worse that these pax apparently can sue the airline.
My first thought was "I'd pull the emergency door" before the flight departs. But then I read the article.
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mbe0002 From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 13232 times:
A German article said that even turbulances occured during that flight and the seatbelt signs were turned on. I was wondering how many "spare" seats (jump seats for F/As or additional seats in cockpit) a 737 has and if they were taken, too?
No.. Tartarstan is not part of Russia it 's one of the states of Russia turned into independent countries. So Tartarstan Airlines is not a Russia Airline. The clue is here : http://www.russia-ic.com/news/show/10806/
The Tatarstan Republic is not an independent country, it is a constituent state which is a part of the Russian Federation. Azerbaijan, Georgia etc... are true independent countries, whilst Tatarstan is a part of Russia in a similar way to how Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom.
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AirlineReporter From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6780 times:
Yes, the passengers were given a choice in the matter, but they should have never been given the choice. Not sure who is worse here. The airline that actually gave the choice or the people that said they would make the flight.
If I was flying with an airline that allowed more people than seats on board, I think I would be asking to fly a different airline.
ABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 883 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5281 times:
I would be concerned with the weight issue. Is the a/c out of trim? Or over its MaxGTOW? There are so many variables and things that could go wrong. Nothing strapped down, becomes a missile , the minute it gets rough or the a/c stops suddenly. Uhhhh get me off that plane now! There is no way I would stay on board if I saw that going on.
beeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1940 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 4931 times:
This is nothing new, Back in the days of the cold war think in the early or mid 80's an American took a domestic flight in the USSR and video taped passengers standing up during the takeoff and during the flight. It also was a full flight and there was only standing room in the isle. It looked like a bus. It was aired on CNN or ABC cant remember the exact station
SurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2994 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4807 times:
Quoting beeweel15 (Reply 13): This is nothing new, Back in the days of the cold war think in the early or mid 80's an American took a domestic flight in the USSR and video taped passengers standing up during the takeoff and during the flight. It also was a full flight and there was only standing room in the isle. It looked like a bus. It was aired on CNN or ABC cant remember the exact station
LOL, that must have been quite the exciting video!
Kind of reminds me of my mom's trip to Pakistan (on PIA) in the late 70s. She was (and still is) a UA f/a, and was shocked to see the way they did things. This was the era before enclosed overhead bins, and while it was UA policy to only allow light items like coats and hats in the overhead "racks", PIA pax were putting up heavy suitcases and other miscellaneous heavy items (we all know how folks from that part of the world travel!) on them. Then when it came time for landing, the flight attendants merely "braced" themselves in the aisles - no jumpseats or other crew restraints for them! I didn't hear of any pax without seats, but still evidence of the fact that other parts of the world didn't (and to some extent still do not) enforce safety to anything close to "Western" standards.
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7479 posts, RR: 41
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4664 times:
At least up to the mid 90´s IB allowed the sons and daughters of cabin crew or technical crew to ride in the plane standing up in the galley (or seating down in the floor) on flights that were full on popular routes, such as MAD-JFK. Maybe it wasn´t so much allowing but rather turning a blind eye, but it happened. This was most common during the summer. My source? The sons and daughters of said cabin or technical crew.