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Postby Plavt » Sat, 10 Mar 2007 3:39 pm

lindyhoppe wrote:In the Garuda Indonesia plane crash in Yogyakarta, correct me if i'm mistaken - all the cabin crews perished. It triggered me to imagine what it would be like if i were one of them. In the last moments before the anticipated crash (the plane should be unstable i guess), would you, a cabin crew on board be still 'working', looking out for your pax or would you be thinking how to keep yourself alive? I wonder what happened in those moments. Sigh.



Wrong only 22 people were killed - the news item showed members of the cabin crew helping other survivors. I take it you are referring to the most recent accident?

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Postby lindyhoppe » Sat, 10 Mar 2007 4:47 pm

http://www.indonesiamatters.com/1149/garuda-crash/

Some pictures and videos of the tragedy.

Thanks for correcting me. I think i heard my local news report all cabin crew died, perhaps that was not the accurate figure at that time. Yes i'm referring to the most recent accident. There's no quantifiable parameter today to gauge an applicant's willingness to help the pax under such circumstances, but in my little opinion it should be one of the most critical criteria.

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lindyhoppe wrote:In the Garuda Indonesia plane crash in Yogyakarta, correct me if i'm mistaken - all the cabin crews perished. It triggered me to imagine what it would be like if i were one of them. In the last moments before the anticipated crash (the plane should be unstable i guess), would you, a cabin crew on board be still 'working', looking out for your pax or would you be thinking how to keep yourself alive? I wonder what happened in those moments. Sigh.



Wrong only 22 people were killed - the news item showed members of the cabin crew helping other survivors. I take it you are referring to the most recent accident?

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 10 Mar 2007 5:06 pm

Intrinsic Dreamer wrote:Besides, most of Us are trying in out for SQ, which is the, if not, 1 of the safest airlines in the world. 8-)



While there is no doubt about that it is not always the airline whose safety is questionable; more that of individuals and situations at the time e.g. Australia where the tail of a 747 hit the runway on takeoff. In addition in many parts of the world airports and procedures can be sloppy or poorly performed; a relatively recent example being the Taiwan crash of (SQ006) which you remember. The accident report regarding this incident was available on the web (Singaporean and Taiwanese) but I don't think it is anymore. Another accident that many of you won't remember but many pilots do was the Tenerife (Los Rodeos airport) incident where two 747's collided on the runway, a classic exmaple of what happens when things are done in an enormous hurry. A good account is given in David Beaty's 'The Naked Pilot' for those interested.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/27/newsid_2531000/2531063.stm

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Postby Intrinsic Dreamer » Sat, 10 Mar 2007 11:32 pm

Whatever.

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Re: Arent you scared of plane crash?

Postby abbby » Sun, 11 Mar 2007 12:13 am

Matt10 wrote:There has been lots of plane crashes accidents lately especially the latest one, Garuda Indonesia.

So you guys still wanna join? What if it crash?


You could be hit by a vehicle when you walk on the road too..

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Postby Intrinsic Dreamer » Sun, 11 Mar 2007 12:16 am

Thats why dear abbby, this is such a dumb, ok, i shan't be mean, such a SILLY topic to begin with.. =;

Thats why, whatever.

*faint*

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 11 Mar 2007 1:15 am

Intrinsic Dreamer wrote:Thats why dear abbby, this is such a dumb, ok, i shan't be mean, such a SILLY topic to begin with.. =;

Thats why, whatever.

*faint*


That statement is more applicable to a good many other threads in this part of the forum, enough said.

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Postby qatarbabe » Fri, 23 Mar 2007 9:20 am

I frankly do think that in an odd way, this is a very valid question. Many of us don't care about the safety regulations of an airline when it comes to interviewing to be a flight attendent. Some of us just look at the glamour aspect (which isn't much) & travel opportunities..

It is highly disturbing and sad to see so many airlines getting into accidents which frankly can b avoided (short of NATURE playing a role).

And yes, if its your time to go, its your time to go.. but i always like to think that i "went" coz of God's own doing, not because some idiot of a captain (or driver) was drunk or plain "bo chup" ..

So for those thinking of joining any airline, i do suggest reading up on political situations and even the safety ratings of the airline. You may be responsible, but do you think its worth sometimes putting your lives in the hands of an "idiot" 33,000 ft up in the air?

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Postby estrella » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 12:28 am

qatarbabe wrote:I frankly do think that in an odd way, this is a very valid question. Many of us don't care about the safety regulations of an airline when it comes to interviewing to be a flight attendent. Some of us just look at the glamour aspect (which isn't much) & travel opportunities..

It is highly disturbing and sad to see so many airlines getting into accidents which frankly can b avoided (short of NATURE playing a role).

And yes, if its your time to go, its your time to go.. but i always like to think that i "went" coz of God's own doing, not because some idiot of a captain (or driver) was drunk or plain "bo chup" ..

So for those thinking of joining any airline, i do suggest reading up on political situations and even the safety ratings of the airline. You may be responsible, but do you think its worth sometimes putting your lives in the hands of an "idiot" 33,000 ft up in the air?


dang... mayb ur being a coward... why is ur name qatar babe?
com'on la.. if that happen its just fate la wah lau! :roll:

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 1:04 am

estrella wrote:dang... mayb ur being a coward... why is ur name qatar babe?
com'on la.. if that happen its just fate la wah lau! :roll:


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Postby Lynv » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 1:34 am

Some accidents occur resulted from passengers instead.
We are fortunate to live in Singapore, safe and well-educated.

There's this lady from rural area, first time taking a domestic flight.
While the plane is in the air, she took out her electric gas stove to cook lunch... and there goes the plane.

Besides the pilot, flight attendant plays an important part in safety.

Passengers nowadays are really concern about safety.
And they do ask about the safety aspect of the airline when purchasing air tickets.

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 2:21 am

Lynv wrote:she took out her electric gas stove


Electric gas stove?

Passengers nowadays are really concern about safety.
And they do ask about the safety aspect of the airline when purchasing air tickets.


I think you are a little misinformed.

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Postby Lynv » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 3:33 am

Plavt wrote:
Lynv wrote:she took out her electric gas stove


Electric gas stove?


Yup, guess you never seen such item operated with batteries.
In case you are thinking of the ones we have in our kitchen, the one I am talking about there is a mini one which look like a mini gas tank.
I encourage everyone to visit China once in their lifetime.
There are full of innovative people.
You shall see what equipments and gadgets they come up with.
Well, no one need to believe what I said but I saw the news when I was there.


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Lynv wrote:[color=blue]Passengers nowadays are really concern about safety.
And they do ask about the safety aspect of the airline when purchasing air tickets.


I think you are a little misinformed.


Misinformed... I am not sure what you meant but would you like to elaborate more?
But I do have passenger asking, "will the place crash" over the counter.

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Postby estrella » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 3:41 am

haha looks funny to me... whos the idiot , tryin to cook in a plane... electric stove somemore.. darn funny!!!! i really cnt imagine it!!!!! :mrgreen: =D>

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 5:51 am

Lynv wrote:

But I do have passenger asking, "will the place crash" over the counter.


From your statement it would seem you work in the airport so I don't doubt that happened. However, surveys have shown one of the least concerns of passengers is airline safety; when asked their chief wants were effiicient cabin crew, food and arriving in time with safety being well down the list.

A documentary on television here in the UK for which a book was produced found that the majority of people cede responsibilty for safety to the aircrew; such is still evident today by the number of people who never read the safety instructions.

After 911 the passenger traffic on the budget airlines here in Europe actually increased.


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