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MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:54 pm

Looks like BGW was briefly closed for cleaning due to some kid vowing that MEA should not land there after he missed his flight. Does this sort of thing still happen elsewhere in the world nowadays and what recourse do affected airlines have against this sort of random behavior?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...n-iraq-plane-idUSBREA2519B20140306
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bennett123
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RE: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:07 pm

They start cleaning the airport at 0900, so they stop further arrivals.

Surely this is a joke.
 
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RE: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:00 pm

MEA was the only flight affected by the so called cleaning  
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A passenger plane flying from Lebanon to Iraq on Thursday turned back after the Iraqi transport minister's son missed the flight and phoned Baghdad to stop the aircraft from landing, Middle East Airlines (MEA) said.
 
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RE: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:14 pm

Wow. What a great whine pairing with that sense of entitlement!
 
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RE: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:44 am

Terrible. What about the rest of the passengers on the flight?
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RE: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:33 am

Quoting raffik (Reply 4):
What about the rest of the passengers on the flight?

That filth who is allowed to be in the presence of such a honorable person as the transport minister's son? Why do you care? It's not as if elections mean anything...
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RE: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:31 am

With that ego he should be on reality TV. This sounds like so many other celebrity stories from the last few years except that he actually succeeded in getting the plane back. He should get kudos for that at least.
 
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RE: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:45 am

Isn't that called air piracy? A much more severe crime than misbehaving during a flight, forcing an aircraft to make an unscxheduled stop?

IMHO there is no difference between making a bomb thread and a spoiled brat calling Daddy who happens to have the power to make this happen.

Iraqi Airways should be blacklisted instantly. A Country where rules are bent in such a way cannot be trusted to conduct safe operations.
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RE: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:30 pm

I've never heard of an airport closing for "cleaning"...do they vaccuum the desert dust off the runways? Wash the taxiways?

This type of behaviour is exactly why the majority of the Middle East is in the position they are. If you have money, you have power and gov't officials have carte-blanche do to whatever they want no matter what international or local law states. Who wants to guess what they were doing in the business lounge? Certainly not reading their Qurans...  drunk 

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RE: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:41 pm

Lets assume this lovely young kid would have missed an EK flight from DXB. Do you think this would have played out differently? Obviously, if they say Baghdad does not allow your flight to land it doesnt make a difference if its an EK or ME plane, but do you think EK being the elephant in the room has a different standing which would have changed the outcome. Would such a person be put on a no fly list by EK/ME ?

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