He said an airport worker with whom he'd discussed an anti-communist book and Falun Gong had turned him in.
|Quoting Juventus (Reply 9):|
The article doesn't mention why he didn't bring his family on this flight with him
|Quoting Juventus (Thread starter):|
Has this happen before?
|Quoting FXramper (Reply 19):|
Wonder with who? He is flying A346 metal on that routing. Maybe NW or US?
|Quoting ONTFlyer (Reply 20):|
One can only hope. But you never know...
|Quoting RIXrat (Reply 14):|
So why go through the charade of an interpreter?
|Quoting MainMAN (Reply 21):|
Reading this news and this thread made me feel sick. How often do nationals of the US, Canada, the UK, France, Brazil, Holland, New Zealand or any other free libertarian state have to claim asylum elsewhere? Never.
|Quoting DernierVirage (Reply 10):|
As regards family travel, I don't know how Chinese airlines deal with this, but in any case getting a passport etc in China is not so simple, even if it is easier than before. It depends a lot on whether you work in the private sector, or for the government. So maybe his family (for various reasons) have no exit documents. (Of course, this is just speculation).
|Quoting RIXrat (Reply 14):|
At least he should be knowledgable about the rudementary basics in English if he was an international pilot for China Eastern. So why go through the charade of an interpreter?
|Quoting SP90 (Reply 26):|
Assuming this pilot is granted asylum and he gets back into flying for a US flagged carrier. If the airline allows him to fly into China again, how will the Chinese government treat this guy?
|Quoting Eksath (Reply 13):|
After being a pilot flying to and fro from US for 10 years,how come he needs an interpreter?
|Quoting B707Stu (Reply 16):|
So here's a question. Did the trip the next day going back get delayed?
|Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 18):|
I think it got canxled until another Captain was flown in
|Quoting LPLAspotter (Reply 30):|
Got to give this guy credit. He obviously was a first officer or capitain on an A340-600 with loads of experience. He put his principals before his career. Now if he's granted asylum in the US the chances of him getting an airline job are nil - I hope he realizes that.
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