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AC88 diverted after turbulence

Old 4th Jan 2016, 17:51
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egsshell, Since when are the washrooms locked down by F/As? That's a new one to me! North American crews tend to be over zealous with the seat belt signs out of a paranoia which has grown from ridiculous litigation. On a long flight when signs are kept on, and cabin crew are seen to be moving around serving, there comes a time when pax will need to use the washrooms and will do so. I, for instance, accept without argument that when the sign is on and I elect to go to the washroom I do so at my own risk. It is however, an entirely different matter when the FD instruct cabin crew to strap in due to expected turbulence. Although it is not clear that it was so, this may well have been the case in this incident since it would appear that no cabin crew were injured. It should also be noted that the FD made a very specific announcement warning that the expected turbulence would be significant.
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Old 4th Jan 2016, 18:16
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Belt up

1. Why are there no seat belts in the toilets and why no loo queue seats with belts? Peeing is a normal human activity triggered by reflexes.
2. Why do cabin crew serve refreshments when the seat belt sign is illuminated? Should they not sit down and put the trolley away?
3. Why is there no pee bag to supplement the puke bag? B52 pilots have them.
4. Why do the flight deck crew never say why the belt light has been illuminated?
5. In fact why do they no longer make any announcements in cruise flight?
6. Why do cabin crew get a 4 point anchor and SLF get a lap belt?
7. Does insurance play into these anomalies?
8. Did Gerard Depardieu make a valid statement when he peed into a wine bottle? Why was he hounded for that when the seat belt stopped him from using the loo in a deperate condition. Should he have pi55ed his pants and the seat fabric? Bladders can be uncontrollable for some folk even at 35,000 ft.
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Old 4th Jan 2016, 21:51
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We've obviously had different experiences. The worst airline for checking seat belts in my experience is Thai Airways (TG).

After landing on a TG flight, my wife realized she had accidentally left her seat belt undone. On my next flight, I tried an experiment, leaving my seat belt obviously undone when the crew were passing through the cabin, checking for security, before takeoff or landing. It took ten consecutive TG sectors before an FA noticed and asked me to buckle up!
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Old 5th Jan 2016, 00:01
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I honestly thought for a moment that I would take five minutes to answer enola-gays questions....then I realized that would have been five of the most wasted minutes of my life that I would never had gotten back.

What was I thinking?
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Old 5th Jan 2016, 04:29
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No doubt every injured person was either Chinese or a flight attendant.

Life, or a fasten seat belt sign, doesn't have a value in certain cultures.
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