MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4401 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
V Jet > Maybe these "stupid" injured people were actually F/A's serving or pax going to the toilet or standing up to let other thru, normal on a 13 hr flight when the seatbelt sign is off. Or do you have inside info about what these passengers were doing?
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
Lapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1580 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
Oh come off it, you see it all the time! As soon as the seatbelt sign is turned off, all you can hear around the palne is the sound of the belt buckles being undone, despite the fact that the F/A's/pilots recommend you keep them done up.
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1953 times:
Anyone who experiences "clear air" or other severe turbulence gets religion very quickly. I very much doubt that anyone who was on that flight will ever again casually unlock a seatbealt while seated aa altitude.
I experienced "clear air" severe chop a few years ago over the Atlantic. Not much fun; but the worst part was the poor scared fools who started screaming and crying (I am talikg about adults, too).
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1941 times:
I've never experienced clear air turbulence but have read and heard enough to know that it's pretty bad.
I really don't see the big deal in simply leaving one's seatbelt buckled while in one's seat. It doesn't really get that much in the way does it? I agree it may take a little time to get accustomed to but not more than say an hour. I've always thought that if there's one thing that will physically save your life on a plane, it's your seatbelt.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
DouglasDC8 From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1777 times:
"Crew, helped by three doctors and a vet on board the Boeing 747-400"
A vet???? I could just imagine being injured and hearing "Don't worry sir, I'm a vet." I wonder if he recommended that the injured people be put down?
Kaitakfan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
That flight is about average. every time I fly that route it seems to be booked somewhere around the likes of 10 in first class, 65 in Business class and nearly 200 in economy. So this flight with 269 had about an average load I would say.