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Old 8th Apr 2015, 02:21
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Tom Bangla
Join Date: Mar 2014
Age: 55
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Thoughtful post. Just one comment I'd like to make:

that raises the question of how competent cabin crew members may be to identify and resolve such difficult circumstances... I find them remarkably capable of handling problematic and stressful situations and difficult people with speed and efficiency.
That's because they have designated authority over pax. Their primary function, in theory at least, is to ensure safety. The captain has overall command of the aircraft and all aspects of its flight. In the command hierarchy, cabin crew are far less likely to question a pilot's actions than those of an errant passenger.


I just wonder whether the Captain and Lubitz had spent nights out and days together as well as flying together many times
Unlikely, perhaps, given that Lubitz only had 600 total flying hours?
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