futterman
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Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:12 pm

Spirit flight (forgot) from LGA to FLL was diverted to Myrtle Beach after an 18 year old (forgot nationality) repeatedly demanded access to the flight deck of the MD80. The FAs alerted the Captain, who radioed for FBI assistance at the new destination.

Looking for the story...
What the FUTT?
 
FLAIRPORT
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:17 pm

after airline, i'll look it up on local South FL sites. This is real interesting, i'm guessing drunk/stupid/foreign!
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Big777jet
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:35 pm

Maybe he doesn't know which lavatory door. He doesn't read English or not aware where is it.

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JAL777
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:35 pm

drunk/stupid/foreign

Uh huh.

Please be advised that this wacky American (me) does not consider foreigners to be in the same class as the stupid and the drunk.
 
futterman
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:37 pm

They (Fox 5, not necessairily the most reputable source, but it's news), said somethign to the effect of Guyanese. Something with a 'G'...can't believe I forgot the details 30 seconds after I heard it. I need some Ginko Biloba or something.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
What the FUTT?
 
FLAIRPORT
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:39 pm

i meant drunk/stupid or foriegn....not the same, but can often lead to the same results.
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JAL777
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:44 pm

I'm just busting your chops. I saw that news bit too... probably some kid who wanted to see the cockpit.

 
NIKV69
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:48 pm

Amazing, this person should be thrown in jail and beaten. Doesn't he realize this is the last thing anyone needs? Whether he is under the influence or not, let's use our brains here. The airline industry doesn't need this and if people are going to act like this I think they should face the stiffest penalties..Foreign or not..
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futterman
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:50 pm

SHIT lol I forgot Airline was on. Hmmm...

There's no news on it, at airwise, Fox5, google...nothing! Odd. I guess give it another 24 hours. If it was just some kid wanting to see the flight deck, what's that to say for us? One friggin moron (and for good measure, /drunk/foreign  Big grin) has to...ahh nevermind. It's not like nobody has complained about this before.  Insane
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727LOVER
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:51 pm

Amazing, this person should be thrown in jail and beaten.

BEATEN??????  Sad
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FrequentFlyKid
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:28 pm

LOL..............................
 
cancidas
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:31 pm

yes beaten..... the kid is obviously ignorant to the situation in our world today. and besides, i'm in the mood to seriously kick someone's ass right now so i'll gladly do it!
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NIKV69
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:35 pm

Yep tough love, If you want to see the cockpit do it while the plane is still at the gate. Once airborne behave yourself! People don't need anymore aggravation. Not to mention to be made late because some idiot was acting stupid and got the plane diverted..I am surprised someone on the plane didn't throw him a nice haymaker. Then he would learn. Big grin
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Tom in NO
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:06 pm

This is just a hunch, but if and when dude gets to jail, he will then get beaten.....by his fellow inmates.

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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:18 pm

What's happening that men did go through into their cockpit and he doesn't speak with their english languages for him. How could did get access into the cockpit and he did not asked without his flight attendant.
 
jhooper
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:26 pm

...any update as to what actually happened?
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NIKV69
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:57 pm

Spirit flight 1581 Departed LGA 7:23AM landed at Myrtle Beach 8:45AM

Departed Myrtle Beach at 10:38AM and landed at FLL at 12:01PM

Spirit's site had no info, nor can I find anything on CNN, someone please find something!

I am off to the Television, Airline is coming on!!

Be back in an hour..
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airlinelover
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:04 pm

I'd be happy to join in on the beating..

Also, you want to see the flight deck in-flight, 2 options. Become a Pilot for said airline or go to some 3rd world country where security is making sure your belt is on tight...

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sushka
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:07 pm

We will just have to wait and see the pictures that he took. I guess they will just be cabin shots.  Smile
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NIKV69
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:31 pm

Nothing on any of the news channels, this is weird, this should make CNN. We will see in the morning..
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UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:34 pm

IMHO, if you want cockpit access, ask the skipper Big grin and ask before you're actually in flight lol...

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RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:41 pm

Even better, ask a skipper you know to ask the skipper of your flight beforehand...

That's how I already know that I'll fly on an A318 Jumpseat in 12 days  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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