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VS300 DEL-LHR Emergency On-Board (Part 2)  
User currently offlineAnirudhvs From India, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12783 times:

Continuation of VS300 DEL-LHR EMERGENCY ONBOARD (PART 1)

Flight Details:

Airlines: Virgin Atlantic
Flight No.: VS-300
Aircraft: Airbus A340-300
Class: Upper Class (re-configured with the upper class suites)
Seat: 5D
Date of departure: 21st September 2006
Scheduled time of departure: 13.25
Actual time of departure: 14.00
Scheduled time of arrival: 18.10
Actual time of arrival: 18.30


Three hours went past…lunch service was over and passengers were making their seats into beds and going to sleep. I was watching T.V.. Suddenly a man seated on seat 2A, almost opposite to mine, started coughing very badly… His wife and son were sitting in the economy. When he started coughing luckily his son was there with him sitting on the foot stool of the seat. When he started coughing, his brought an air-sickness bag and put it near his mouth. It was soon enough that I noticed that he was spitting blood in it. I am sure he was unwell as his son did not show any signs of shock and also because the man looked very week and was the only member of his family traveling in the Upper Class. The cough started getting more severe and more blood started coming out! His son’s face then showed signs of nevousness! Luckily his wife had come for the periodical check she used to make upon him after every half-an-hour to forty five minutes! She also did not look that worried! The more the time passed the more the cough went severe. Now, his wife and son started getting worried and nervous. Quite a lot of crew members gathered around his seat including Simon who was the purser. Silence was felt is the cabin…soon they announced, both in Hindi and in English, that we had an emergency on-board and a doctor was needed. Soon after the announcements were over, a nurse, seated in the premium economy, who was on a holiday to India with her husband, turned up. Nisha, the in-flight beauty therapist stopped all her treatments; came, started taking care of the bar and making passengers comfortable..! The condition of the man started getting worse! There was a time when Nisha told us that we might have to divert to Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. Suddenly the nurse came to the bar area and just said, “ He is stable, I will make rounds frequently, Nisha, if you need me please do not hesitate”.


His condition was better now. Since the upper class that day was quite empty we vacated our seats and moved at the back seats so that the man’s son and wife could sit. They had also put a lot of emergency equipment like Oxygen cylinders and all on our seats!

Soon after, almost everything in the cabin was ok. Service started. Passenger fell of asleep, Nisha started her treatments and all was normal.

Rest of the flight was uneventful.

Time had passed so quickly with all this happening in the cabin, that it was not too late, before the purser announced “ Ladies and gentlemen we have now started our decent to London’s Heathrow Airport. The crew would be securing the cabin. I would request you to return the headsets to the crew……..and so on”

Then finally we landed from the west side of the airport. We taxied all the way to the end of the terminal building. Soon the seat belt sign was off and the crew came to the aisles. Simon, our purser did the announcements but he did not come to the door as he was with the patient and his family.

When we all gathered to at the door, out of all the senior crew members and other regular crew members, Nisha(the in-flight therapist) came to the door wearing her white coat and looking quite nice. She spoke to the captain on the phone and said “Nisha here, Simon is busy with the patient and his family. I am handling the ground work. I saw an ambulance, I am sure the paramedics would be here. Should I open the door from inside or would they do it for me from outside?”

We waited for a good five minutes and then the door from outside opened, the huge group of paramedics was headed for a lady- Soozie. She introduced herself to Nisha and asked her “are you the chief cabin onboard” (looking at her different dress). Nisha absent mindedly said “Yes, I have an emergency on board”

The upper class was made to disembark and then the patient would disembark followed by the economy and premium economy passengers.

Everything else at the airport terminal was a breeze.

Hope you enjoyed the report,

Comments and questions are welcome,


MY VS-301 LONDON(LHR) TO DELHI(DEL) TRIP REPORT IS COMING SOON!
Regards,
Anirudh.

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 12707 times:

Interesting detail, perhaps a little too much on the sick guy  covereyes  Still at least he was ok and you didn't have to divert. Did you not have any pictures from the flight, you must have flown over some pretty interesting scenery that would have made for some good shots!

Part three coming soon I suppose.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineAnirudhvs From India, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 11935 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
Interesting detail, perhaps a little too much on the sick guy Still at least he was ok and you didn't have to divert. Did you not have any pictures from the flight, you must have flown over some pretty interesting scenery that would have made for some good shots!

Part three coming soon I suppose.

hi .thanks for your message...the title of my report is "emergency on board" so i needed to give a lot of detail to the sick guy.....sorry but i did not take any pictures..!!


User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1943 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11708 times:
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Good report!

767747


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11686 times:

You need to check your flight numbers.

VS300 is the LHR-DEL service
VS301 is the DEL-LHR service.

Not bad for a first attempt though.

 Smile



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 11457 times:
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Nice to hear the sick guy was ok, little too much detail on that subject though.

Shame about the lack of content on other parts of the flight.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11322 times:

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 2):
the title of my report is "emergency on board" so i needed to give a lot of detail to the sick guy

True, but this is A.net and not EMT.net so covering the details of a guy getting sick aren't really needed nor do anything for the aviation geeks that peruse these boards.

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 2):
sorry but i did not take any pictures

You need those for a good report even if it's just a few.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 10812 times:

Quoting Anirudhvs (Thread starter):
Comments and questions are welcome,

This was your big "emergency" that required two "trip reports" All you did was blab about VS and how nice it is to fly in business. That and you have a thing for airborne therapists.



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineAnirudhvs From India, joined Oct 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 10696 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 7):
All you did was blab about VS and how nice it is to fly in business. That and you have

i dont need to blab about vs upper class....i fly lusthansa first class delhi-frankfurt-new york ..six times a year ...


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 10644 times:

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 8):
i dont need to blab about vs upper class....i fly lusthansa first class delhi-frankfurt-new york ..six times a year ...

Interesting. I fly LH business class FRA-DEL and back. How much better is the first class in the newly fitted A340s on the FRA-DEL run compared to the business class ?



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10620 times:

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 8):
i dont need to blab about vs upper class....i fly lusthansa first class delhi-frankfurt-new york ..six times a year ...

I think this means we will be getting a lot of LH trip reports in the future. Lets hope the in-flight beautician is up to scratch on all of them biggrin 



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User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10555 times:

also, let's not forget that First Class is the "highest" class offered by LH

[Edited 2006-10-25 16:53:51]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 10536 times:

Nice TR.Pity no pics.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10483 times:

Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 8):
dont need to blab about vs upper class...



Quoting Anirudhvs (Reply 8):
i fly lusthansa first class delhi-frankfurt-new york ..six times a year ...

Not just limited to VS I see  sarcastic 



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineArdian From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10394 times:

Nice try for a first tripreport, although there are a few points (already mentioned by the others here) that aren't suitable for a 'regular' (well written) tripreport:

  • Know the readers: by 'blabbing' about flying Upperclass (yes you are), you're disrespecting them (and the information given that you're flying F-class on LH isn't helping you either).
  • A lot of information is completely useless (the dialogues don't have to be that specific).
  • Lack of information (what BA319-131 already mentioned. I always see you asking in other tripreports if the crew is friendly, but you're lacking any more of this information in your own report. )
  • Please don't break a tripreport up into more topics. It's more easy to read and to comment if everything is at the same place.

My first impression after reading this report, together with part 1, is of a (bad) novel. There are lots of well written tripreports on this site, so please take a look at them (use them as an example).
Ofcourse you have to give it your 'own' twist, but it became too much and too irrelevant. Another thing I really dislike is how you talk about the inflight therapists (yeah I've also read your topic about the 'inflight therapists'): you gave me the impression about some random sex-objects which I find highly inappropriate.


Well, this is my humble opinion and yes: different cultures, different backgrounds. You can do whatever you want with it but hopefully I will see some changes in your following tripreport.

[Edited 2006-10-26 05:15:05]

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3712 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10245 times:

Quoting Ardian (Reply 14):
Nice try for a first tripreport, although there are a few points (already mentioned by the others here) that aren't suitable for a 'regular' (well written) tripreport:
Know the readers: by 'blabbing' about flying Upperclass (yes you are), you're disrespecting them (and the information given that you're flying F-class on LH isn't helping you either).
A lot of information is completely useless (the dialogues don't have to be that specific).
Lack of information (what BA319-131 already mentioned. I always see you asking in other tripreports if the crew is friendly, but you're lacking any more of this information in your own report. )
Please don't break a tripreport up into more topics. It's more easy to read and to comment if everything is at the same place.
My first impression after reading this report, together with part 1, is of a (bad) novel. There are lots of well written tripreports on this site, so please take a look at them (use them as an example).
Ofcourse you have to give it your 'own' twist, but it became too much and too irrelevant. Another thing I really dislike is how you talk about the inflight therapists (yeah I've also read your topic about the 'inflight therapists'): you gave me the impression about some random sex-objects which I find highly inappropriate.


Well, this is my humble opinion and yes: different cultures, different backgrounds. You can do whatever you want with it but hopefully I will see some changes in your following tripreport.

Superbly well put.  thumbsup  thumbsup 



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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9644 times:

In Anirudh's defense, I feel we should cut some slack for someone who is a Prince in real life. His upbringing may be different from the rest of us, but he means well. The Princely States were an important part of the forming of India, and while the Govt of India no longer allows them the red license plates, they did get a raw deal when their privy purses were cut off by Indira Gandhi.

The maharajas and princes continue to be a force for good with their subjects, as is evidenced by the votes they get for seats in the Legislature.

Anirudh, I hope you'll take all the criticism here on a.net as a positive learning experience, and grow up to be a gracious gentleman as well.  Smile


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9620 times:

Quoting Comorin (Reply 16):
In Anirudh's defense, I feel we should cut some slack for someone who is a Prince in real life.

Uhmm....no. What makes him better than us and deserving of being cut some slack for a shoddy TR and a piss poor attitude towards his family and people on here trying to give him some constructive criticism?

Quoting Comorin (Reply 16):
His upbringing may be different from the rest of us, but he means well.

Doubtful. He's come off here as a spoiled little rich kid with poor grammar.

Quoting Comorin (Reply 16):
The Princely States were an important part of the forming of India, and while the Govt of India no longer allows them the red license plates, they did get a raw deal when their privy purses were cut off by Indira Gandhi.

And what does that have to do with anything? My family was part of the early Florida citrus magnates before selling their land to NASA for part of the Kennedy Space Center. Does that mean I get a pass on being a jerk since my family helped build up the east coast of Florida?

Quoting Comorin (Reply 16):
Anirudh, I hope you'll take all the criticism here on a.net as a positive learning experience, and grow up to be a gracious gentleman as well.

Again, doubtful. The kid comes across as spoiled and inconsiderate of others. I know money makes the world go round and helps ease life along but I could give a rat's ass if a rich person thinks they are better than me. I make good money and I don't see myself as being better than some waitress down at Friday's trying to make ends meet. Neither should he.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9598 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 17):

You're quite right, of course, on all your points. These are exactly the things he needs to think about.

My plea for clemency was based on his unusual background  Smile

On a more democratic note - hope you're voting down there in Fla!


User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9591 times:
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Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 17):
Quoting Comorin (Reply 16):
In Anirudh's defense, I feel we should cut some slack for someone who is a Prince in real life.

Uhmm....no. What makes him better than us and deserving of being cut some slack for a shoddy TR and a piss poor attitude towards his family and people on here trying to give him some constructive criticism?

Quoting Comorin (Reply 16):
His upbringing may be different from the rest of us, but he means well.

Doubtful. He's come off here as a spoiled little rich kid with poor grammar.

Quoting Comorin (Reply 16):
The Princely States were an important part of the forming of India, and while the Govt of India no longer allows them the red license plates, they did get a raw deal when their privy purses were cut off by Indira Gandhi.

And what does that have to do with anything? My family was part of the early Florida citrus magnates before selling their land to NASA for part of the Kennedy Space Center. Does that mean I get a pass on being a jerk since my family helped build up the east coast of Florida?

Quoting Comorin (Reply 16):
Anirudh, I hope you'll take all the criticism here on a.net as a positive learning experience, and grow up to be a gracious gentleman as well.

Again, doubtful. The kid comes across as spoiled and inconsiderate of others. I know money makes the world go round and helps ease life along but I could give a rat's ass if a rich person thinks they are better than me. I make good money and I don't see myself as being better than some waitress down at Friday's trying to make ends meet. Neither should he.

Personal attacks have no place here.

Suggest deletion.

Russell



Things aren't always as they seem
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9579 times:

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 19):
Personal attacks have no place here.

Suggest deletion.

It wasn't a personal attack but rather an extension of the constructive criticism folks, including myself, have tried to give this kid in regards to his TR and subsequent shouts of Shut Up! and Go Away! Comorin has given us a different view of this kid's world and I was just saying the way he was raised is no excuse for his attitude and behavior. If he doesn't want to listen to it that's fine but I stand by my words and don't see them as an attack.

Suggest delete if you want but if you think what I wrote is an attack I think you are mistaken.

One other thing...I'm not sure if you've read his reports from the get go but many of the OP's comments back to others have been deleted by the mods because of violation of the forum rules. You may not have seen these and think we are just attacking him for no reason which is false.

Quoting Comorin (Reply 18):
On a more democratic note - hope you're voting down there in Fla!

Nope, I voted early this week in Georgia since I will be in California on election day.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9567 times:
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Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 20):
...I'm not sure if you've read his reports

I have.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 20):
Suggest delete if you want but if you think what I wrote is an attack I think you are mistaken.

Then what is this?

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 17):
He's come off here as a spoiled little rich kid with poor grammar.

Maybe English is not his primary language. If this is the case, then he should be cut a little bit of a break.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 20):
I stand by my words

I stand by my words as well.

Good day to you, sir

Russell



Things aren't always as they seem
User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9565 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 20):
Suggest delete if you want but if you think what I wrote is an attack I think you are mistaken.

 thumbsup 

I think your point is well supported by the many 'lost' (deleted) posts. In any case, I am sure the OP has heard what a.netters have to say by now, and we look forward to his future posts.


User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9424 times:

Quoting Comorin (Reply 16):
In Anirudh's defense, I feel we should cut some slack for someone who is a Prince in real life. His upbringing may be different from the rest of us, but he means well. The Princely States were an important part of the forming of India, and while the Govt of India no longer allows them the red license plates, they did get a raw deal when their privy purses were cut off by Indira Gandhi.

He should learn to behave in a civilized manner first. Airliners.net is not his personal fiefdom. He may call himself a prince but he is an ordinary citizen of India just like others.



An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 9407 times:

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 21):
Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 17):
He's come off here as a spoiled little rich kid with poor grammar.

Maybe English is not his primary language. If this is the case, then he should be cut a little bit of a break.

English is the primary language for most middle to upper class Indians. The ICSE, favored exam of India's Public Schools, used to be Cambridge U's GCE 'O' levels. Based on my experience as an employer, standards of written and spoken English in India are generally higher than in NYC.

To tell an educated Indian that perhaps English is not his primary language would be considered condescending, even if unintended. The subject was posting colloquially, quite common amongst teenagers anywhere.


25 Honcircle : The trp report is quite good altough I don´t need such anoucments on my flight in C or F class. You write very good. But how was the food, how you th
26 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : Was this information he divulged whilst I was away? It seems to have disappeared. Either way why cut him some slack because he's a prince? If anythin
27 Honcircle : Don´t be unfair,that is no garbage. Do I here there a voice of envious? regards maximilian
28 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : It is garbage! One minute you say you don't need to make announcements about F or C trips then you go and post bumping your own thread to announce yo
29 Post contains images A340600 : Hilarious! What an interesting report, everything else I would say has already been posted Sam
30 Honcircle : Sorry maybe "anouncement" was the wrong word. I ment that I don´t like flights where others are so ill. That was a missunderstanding . Sorry Regards
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