Auchmithie
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UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:48 am

Oops N657UA not N657US.
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Auchmithie
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Re: UA880 (N657UA) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:49 am

http://utv.ie/News/2016/08/31/Sixteen-p ... nnon-62615

Good of them to use a 757 picture.
 
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:09 am

BBC link ....
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37228479

It doesn't bear to think about the possible injuries you could suffer like this, especially the crew who can't keep their belts done up all the time, and probably that time of day, people are starting to wake up and get up too.
 
iahcsr
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:33 pm

The ac was to turn as UA922 LHREWR 'Code99'.
If N657UA checks out ok will they use it for the remaining passengers, if any, not already rerouted?
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Re: UA880 (N657UA) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:23 pm

Auchmithie wrote:
http://utv.ie/News/2016/08/31/Sixteen-p ... nnon-62615

Good of them to use a 757 picture.


That's better than this guy...

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/severe-turbule ... ng-1578943
 
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:43 pm

"Told to get out of their seats and sit on the floor" ??! Really? That sounds like a highly non standard procedure, and I fail to see how it would enhance safety to be unstrapped on the floor ( we routinely forbid passengers from sleeping on the floor as it is unsafe) ..passenger probably misunderstood the crew's instructions. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37228479
 
audian
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:46 pm

I believe there will be hundreds of flights that crossed atlantic on the same track. Why are the pilots not cautious about such a turbulence?
Probably they are also just waking up as the passengers are.
 
iahcsr
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:16 pm

audian wrote:
I believe there will be hundreds of flights that crossed atlantic on the same track. Why are the pilots not cautious about such a turbulence?
Probably they are also just waking up as the passengers are.


They can only be cautious if they know about it... Bet every aircraft behind UA were made aware quickly.
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:53 am

audian wrote:
I believe there will be hundreds of flights that crossed atlantic on the same track. Why are the pilots not cautious about such a turbulence?
Probably they are also just waking up as the passengers are.


Just a ridiculous and asinine comment. Yeah, they knew about the turbulence and did absolutely nothing.

Blame the pilots, yeah ok.
 
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:37 am

n729pa wrote:
BBC link ....
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37228479

It doesn't bear to think about the possible injuries you could suffer like this, especially the crew who can't keep their belts done up all the time, and probably that time of day, people are starting to wake up and get up too.


Why would the crew tell people to sit on the floor and not in their seats?
 
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:37 am

hayzel777 wrote:
n729pa wrote:
BBC link ....
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37228479

It doesn't bear to think about the possible injuries you could suffer like this, especially the crew who can't keep their belts done up all the time, and probably that time of day, people are starting to wake up and get up too.


Why would the crew tell people to sit on the floor and not in their seats?



For the same reason they told kids to duck and cover to survive an atom bomb?
 
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:32 am

N657UA is currently showing to ferry SNNEWR as UA2186 today.
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:39 am

luv2cattlecall wrote:
hayzel777 wrote:
n729pa wrote:
BBC link ....
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37228479

It doesn't bear to think about the possible injuries you could suffer like this, especially the crew who can't keep their belts done up all the time, and probably that time of day, people are starting to wake up and get up too.


Why would the crew tell people to sit on the floor and not in their seats?



For the same reason they told kids to duck and cover to survive an atom bomb?


No way passengers would be told to get on the floor... It would be head on you knees and cover your head with your arms. 'Duck and Cover' Exactly!
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:53 pm

iahcsr wrote:
audian wrote:
I believe there will be hundreds of flights that crossed atlantic on the same track. Why are the pilots not cautious about such a turbulence?
Probably they are also just waking up as the passengers are.


They can only be cautious if they know about it... Bet every aircraft behind UA were made aware quickly.


I often listen to Shannon High Level control on LiveATC.net and if turbulence is reported by any aircraft, ATC almost always asks for "ride reports" from other airliners at the same or different levels and passes that information on, usually offering flight level changes if appropriate. I am sure this is normal practice throughout the world. However you can often hit sudden turbulence out of the blue, particularly clear air turbulence, and if your aircraft is unfortunate enough to be the first one to find that turbulent patch there is little you can do. The simple lesson for passengers is always keep your seatbelt fastened when seated, which is always advised over the PA on any TATL flight I have been on but not always heeded!
 
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Re: UA880 (N657UA) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:19 am

badgervor wrote:
Auchmithie wrote:
http://utv.ie/News/2016/08/31/Sixteen-p ... nnon-62615

Good of them to use a 757 picture.


That's better than this guy...

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/severe-turbule ... ng-1578943


And much, much better than this one, featuring UA's 4th last livery, and aircraft UA hasn't operated for 16 years (DC-10) and 13 years (727).
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news ... le-8739720
 
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:55 am

N657UA no go on EWR today. Now hoping for UA2128/2Sep SNNORD
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Re: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:44 am

iahcsr wrote:
N657UA no go on EWR today. Now hoping for UA2128/2Sep SNNORD


Why didn't the flight go yesterday?

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