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Postby queenie-me » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 10:19 am

estrella wrote:
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:


ermm... if u read carefully. i think thats what qatar babe is trying to say. read the ones in bold! next time read, before posting.. ;)

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Postby qatarbabe » Thu, 05 Apr 2007 9:36 pm

Estrella,

What an odd question to ask .. Why am I called QatarBabe? Hmmm.. Lets see..

In regards to your comments that its all just fate.. I never said that it wasn't fate... I remember mentioning that if its my time to go, its my time to go..

If I was really a coward, I really wouldn't be flying for an airline now, would I?



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Postby estrella » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 12:10 am

qatarbabe wrote:Estrella,

What an odd question to ask .. Why am I called QatarBabe? Hmmm.. Lets see..

In regards to your comments that its all just fate.. I never said that it wasn't fate... I remember mentioning that if its my time to go, its my time to go..

If I was really a coward, I really wouldn't be flying for an airline now, would I?



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sorry.. qatarbabe... so i guess you're alway on the plane.. so.. ur fear come in. but dont worry... it wont happen... unless the pilot is an idiot.. :D

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Postby jencrs » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 12:46 am

estrella wrote:but dont worry... it wont happen... unless the pilot is an idiot.. :D
?? Accidents/incidents can happen because of a great variety of reasons, not simply pilot error. E.g. Other aircraft, ATC error, engineering error, poor aircraft design, poor cockpit design, weather etc. And even when the pilot is officially blamed, it could be because it's the lesser evil, in a billion dollar industry and in the eyes of a corporation, compared to blaming the aircraft designer or the airline company.

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 1:50 am

In the UK some years ago the cockpit windshield of British Airways plane blew out in flight; as a result the captain who was not wearing his seat belt was forced* out through the now window less opening. He was only saved by members of the cabin crew holding on to his legs until the co-pilot landed the aircraft safely at Southampton. Just one example of what could happen.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/World/This-is-your-captain-screaming/2005/02/04/1107476802601.html

*Although the article says sucked out tecnically this is incorrect as the pressure inside the cabin is greater than outside (.i.e the cabin is pressurized to an altitude of 6000 feet )

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Postby emalf » Fri, 06 Apr 2007 1:02 pm

It's a miracle that the Captain was still alive.

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Postby Lynv » Sun, 08 Apr 2007 1:11 am

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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.



Hi Plavt,
I didn't get read about the survey, but I am surprised by the information. I guess probably the passengers/tourists I met were the minority.
Hmm.. and probably gonna check which are the target group of people who did the survey.

I wouldn't be difficult to guess that a Chief FA would want his crew to be efficient especially in serving food and concern about arrival time.
The cabin will be stressed out if passengers get food late or start to kick a fuss when the flight is delay. FAs will really have a hard time facing them!

What I personally feel is that a FA have to do a part in safety in plane.
I feel that it is important, from the stories I heard.
This is my personally opinion and I will do so if I managed to be a FA. :)

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 08 Apr 2007 1:58 am

Lynv,
There have been several surveys along with news items and television documentaries which confirm passengers lack of interest or concern; when you are on plane you can easily see this yourself; have a look around and see just how many are reading the safety instructions - very few indeed.

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Postby qatarbabe » Wed, 11 Apr 2007 8:13 pm

What is also interesting is this.. (aside from using the safety card as fan), is that as passengers, you guys do not realise what an important role you play.. As someone once told me .. passengers are our eyes and ears in the cabin.

Captains and even FAs do not always have the ability to be in the cabin ALL THE TIME .. and Captains for a fact do not have eyes at the back. But alot of passengers (well at least those on my flight) only care about what time they are being fed or whether there's any duty free on board.. If they paid a little bit more attention to things around them, we'd be better informed of smoke, fire or anything odd thats happening... This does help in the long run .. Even if nothing happens on 1 flight or even on a million flights, but hey.. when that day comes, you'd be a hell lot more grateful to have that observant passenger on board who paid attention.. I know I would be. :)

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 11 Apr 2007 9:39 pm

qatarbabe,
Interesting you should say that; some years ago (1989-shows my age :oops:) a British Midland 737 crashed on the M1 at Kegworth Leicestershire, the crash being caused by the pilot shutting down the wrong engine. The left engine caught fire but due to some confusion in the cockpit the captain shut down the right engine and made a pa to that effect and they would soon land; passengers were aware of the discrepancy as they could see but none brought it to the attention of the cabin crew.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/8/newsid_2506000/2506665.stm
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Postby qatarbabe » Wed, 11 Apr 2007 10:02 pm

I heard about that during my training. Thats was why during training, they had to actually teach us HOW TO TELL THE CAPTAIN which engine is on fire.. Its quite hilarious when you are being taught such stuff but i swear.. these lame lessons do come in handy when you are 30,000 ft up in the air and freaking out ..

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 11 Apr 2007 10:08 pm

Perhaps the more possibly amusing one I read was of the captain who said to his co-pilot "cheer up", unfortunately the co-pilot heard "gear-up" retracted the landing gear causing a crash. :o

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Postby catchmeifucan » Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:11 pm

hmm on my flight to honolulu, hawaii as a passenger in dec'06 it was a very bad weather out there (probably winter thats y) and the turbulence lasted more than one and a half hour and we have to skip our dinner :shock: due to that as cabin crews have to remain seated with their safety seat belts on. I can see the face of the flight steward when he was seated he was very scared indeed and it makes everyone even more scared as passengers because our lives depend on the pilot as well as the cabin crews. My friend who travelled often he was with me and he told me it was really bad compare to his other journey on the plane.

Not only that, what happened was the pilot then announced during the turbulence (after 1.5 hrs) that the plane ahead of us has encountered some problems during flying..of course everyone sort of panic because we do not know if the plane was heading ahead of us. the entire ordeal lasted for 2 hrs so u can imagine after that i was so hungry :lol: and food were served :P i was eating hungrily :lol:

A friend of mine who took the same airline told me that she encountered the same problem too,well turbulence are common actually but only how bad it is. She said that the pilot told the passengers that there was turbulence and she was frightened when she was on the plane because it was shaking really bad..and then he flew the plane to seattle...(they were heading to oklahoma actually)..once after they touched down they were told that actually the plane was having some technical problems so they have to touched down immediately at seattle..so the captain actually lied to the passengers i guess so as to not make everyone panic. :lol:

I believe if you are meant to die it can happen anywhere. U can die from plane crash or car crash, or get cancer, or be the victims of a major disease outbreak, tsunami, earthquake, watever u name it. And big island, hawaii had an earthquake in oct'06 and i was there on dec'06..i even walked on the volcanoes :D so life and death is very hard to predict. :wink:

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:55 pm

catchmeifucan wrote:..so the captain actually lied to the passengers i guess so as to not make everyone panic. :lol:



I don't think so, I remember being at a lecture given by a pilot who said that if there is a problem they tell passengers. Hopefully that way the passengers will co-operate fully with the cabin crew.

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Postby catchmeifucan » Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:57 pm

Plavt wrote:
catchmeifucan wrote:..so the captain actually lied to the passengers i guess so as to not make everyone panic. :lol:



I don't think so, I remember being at a lecture given by a pilot who said that if there is a problem they tell passengers. Hopefully that way the passengers will co-operate fully with the cabin crew.


:shock: strange..my friend told me that..maybe she was too scared she reversed the entire scenario.. :lol:


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