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This Just In: Don't Open Emergency Exits  
User currently offlineMilldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

unbelieveable...


Saudi men mistakenly open Chicago plane exit window

CHICAGO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Three Saudi men removed from a United Airlines (NYSE:UAL - news) flight after they mistakenly tried to open an exit window to get air circulating during the boarding process were only confused passengers, the FBI said on Wednesday.

"They didn't understand English, didn't read English. They were trying to get some air circulating in the airplane,'' FBI spokeswoman Virginia Wright said of Tuesday night's incident.

The three were questioned by the FBI and police and later released, she said.

Two brothers were escorting their ill father to St. Louis for a liver transplant and had just boarded United Flight 729, a Boeing 727, at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when one of the brothers attempted to open an exit window over a wing.

"The incident was a result of the inability of the flight crew to communicate with the passengers. They were Saudi Arabians who spoke no English,'' Wright said. "They were not experienced flyers. They were novice about airplane travel.''


http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/011010/n10113744_1.html

27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

You don't have to speak English to know not to open a friggin exit window. They should be arrested and prosecuted.

User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Okay Ben88.

So lets see. Possible scenario here.

*They are from Saudia Arabia.
*Their father needs a liver transplant.
*They put together their life's savings to pay for an operation in America and transportation to get there (not everyone in Saudia Arabia is a mega-rich oil tycoon mind you).
*They had never been on an airplane before, and now on this - their second flight - the first being the trip from Saudi to Chicago - their father starts to feel a bit sickely and they want to give him some fresh air.
*They decide to open what they think is a window.


Yes execute them I say, it's obvious this would have been another WTC.

Until you know the facts don't pre-judge.

PanmaN
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User currently offline777d From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

These men came to this country on a jet I assume. Did they attempt to open the emergency doors on there ride to the USA?

I am perplexed by this episode......


User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

Yea i'm sure they live in a cave like Bin Laden. Everyone in the entire world knows of the events that have happened recently. Anyone who is dumb enough to try to open an emergency exit for air shouldn't be allowed the privilege of flying.

User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

What a jacka**!


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User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

why were they even sitting in the emergency exit isle? If the plane were to crash, would you want inexpirienced flyers with bad livers in charge of the lives of many people trying to get out of an over wing exit in a burning plane!!!!!

If they can't speak english, the FA's can't tell them what to do in case of emergency. therefore they shouldn't be sitting in an emergency isle. If they want more leg room, fly first class!

Why the hell can't the airlines use the airconditioning! Almost every flight i am on these days it is too hot! Cool down the airplane, cool down the pax, and everyone will be cool.


User currently offlineLufthansa404 From Germany, joined Aug 2001, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Its the biggest piece of shit I ever had to read here.

Why the hell you shout at this highly innocent men! Its absolutely bullshit, but thats how americans sometimes are... its not all about WTC and stuff. They opend a friggin exit window and now what? They explained it and all ok.
What would you do when u are in Arabia and would accidently violate one of their rules. E.g. talkint to women in a certain way.
Holly shit people, are you all damn mad or what? Get a life and dont always post that much rubbsih here...



User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

I thought you had to be able to speak english to sit in the exit row anyway... on US Carriers anyway.

Why were they there in the first place?

Ben88, hey bud, don't be so cold.

Hank  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1619 times:

damn you guys, you are killing me! everytime i enter the forum i get a heckuva good laugh. thanx for that  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently onlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33287 posts, RR: 71
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1607 times:

These are some of the most moronic and idiotic responses I have ever read on this forum. Ridiculous.


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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1598 times:

Uh...guys......where does it say in the article they were seated at the emergency exit row?



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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1585 times:

I'm 99.9% sure that no one here is taking this seriously. what's wrong with some joking around every once in a while? I mean it was'nt really a that sensitive subject.

User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1577 times:
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That was wierd. I allways thought they had the emergencey stuff in other different languages than english. I seen it before on some planes.


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8197 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1550 times:

This is not an uncommon occurrance, even among much more experienced travellers - an Italian guy opened his window exit on a 727 during pushback at LGA a while back, so he could wave to his family in the terminal.

Some of you guys with your opinions posted above need to get it together in a big way.



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User currently offlineCutlass From Argentina, joined Sep 2001, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1537 times:

hhhmmmmmmm Ben88 , let's see, Ben=Bin and 88 in muslim is....... yes! Laden.
We gotcha Ben88/Bin you were hiding here all the time...
So you definitely deserve the "privilege of flying" so... go jump... leave the parachute at home....


User currently offlineNwafirstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1530 times:

one statement....

LOL


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

You know if it wasn't so serious....This would be pretty funny  Smile


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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Honestly, only a moron would open a jet aircraft's emergency exit window.

User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

What Ben88 said. Complete morons.


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User currently offlineLAPA_SAAB340 From Spain, joined Aug 2001, 390 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

To us it might seem stupid, but to someone who's never flown on a jetliner before it may not be so obvious.
Ben88, I'd like to see you riding a camel  Smile Wonder what the Saudis would think about you then Big grin


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Excuse me for not noticing this before, but aren't the emergency exits marked "Emergency Exit"?

I remember my first flight vividly, and I remember sitting by an emergency exit enroute from MCI to TUL. I am absolutely certain that I knew better than to try to open the door. I didn't need to think about it, I didn't need to ask anyone, I knew that I wasn't supposed to open the emergency exit on the airplane.

How can anyone feel the need to defend an act of such utter stupidity? The act speaks for itself.



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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Actually, I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. Or is it just more newsworthy now?


User currently offlineMilldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

It makes you wonder what they would do if they "needed some air" while in flight.

User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Well if they needed some air and opened the exit during flight I would be impressed and would recommend that whoever opened it write to the Guiness Book of World Records and ask to be entered as the world's strongest man.

Seeing that the article mentioned it was an exit 'window' that they opened. If you don't know the method of opening them means you have to pull the window in and then throw it out to get egress. The difference in pressure inside of the aircraft and the atmospheric pressure at cruise means that a very large 'sucking' force needs to be overcome.

paNMan
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25 Milldoh : Well, there is a reason I didn't say anything about them opening the emergency exit in flight.
26 Post contains images Airmale : Maybe some american pssengers need to be off loaded from their flights world wide to know how discrimination feels
27 Ben88 : If I travel to another country I feel it is my responsibility to understand certain basic rules before I get there. That is why I have no sympathy for
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