More Posts On: Airplanes and Aircraft

“People Were Yelling ‘Open the Doors’”: FlyerTalk Member in Smoke Filled Cabin Aboard Airplane

An emergency landing of a Airbus A321-200 airplane — which operated as British Airways flight BA422 from London Heathrow Airport — occurred at its destination of Valencia in Spain on Monday, August 5, 2019 after the cabin reportedly filled with smoke while the aircraft descended during the remaining ten minutes of the flight.

Some passengers who were aboard that airplane — such as…

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Buy Cool Vintage Items at Airline Surplus Sales

“In 2014 I bought a ‘Delta Business Elite Duvet’ on eBay for $9. My now 13 year old dog has been using it over the past 5 years but it has recently gotten ripped. I would like to find another one but eBay doesn’t have it anymore! Any ideas where I can find one or something similar in size and texture.”

That request was…

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1,000 AAdvantage Miles Compensation For Inoperable In-Flight Entertainment System

On a recent flight from Miami to Atlanta aboard an Airbus A319 EOW airplane operated by American Airlines on which every seat was equipped with an in-flight entertainment system, mine was out of order for the entire flight.

Although the duration of the flight was less than two hours, it was delayed — and the monitor in the seat back in front of me displayed the following words…

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The Only Reason This Was Better Than Regular Economy on This Flight Was Because…

When I arrived at the small airport on Easter Island for my return flight to Santiago aboard a Boeing 787-9 “Dreamliner” airplane which was operated by LATAM Airlines, I found out that the flight was delayed by two hours — which means that passengers would not arrive back in mainland Chile until approximately 11:30 in the evening.

Ugh.

Even worse was that…

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My First Time Aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and As a Passenger of LATAM Airlines

Ever since the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” airplane embarked on its first flight on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, I had traveled to five continents on multiple airlines — and although seemingly everyone else in the world has already experienced it, I had never been a passenger of one of these airplanes because the opportunity simply never presented itself…

…until my flight to…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: Do Not Talk on the Telephone After Airplane Doors Closed — Otherwise…

“I was on Ua 922 today. Door closed, safety briefing…. FA walks down aisle to check belts. Tells a passenger to shut his phone off. Didn’t hear his exact response but sounded like he says he’s not really talking on it or something. She says ‘excuse me?’ Heads to cockpit. Door opens. Plane door opens. Pilot says we have to take care of a matter. Ground agents come on and ask man to deplane, which he does without a fuss. First time I’ve seen this…. And I’ve seen worse abusers of phones later in takeoff process than this…”

What you just read was this experience which was imparted by…

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Fast Food Brought Into the Premium Class Cabin: Is This Really a Controversy?

“On my recent flight from Santiago to LHR in First I was surprised to see that 1A came on board with a box of McDonald’s chicken nuggets which he then proceeded to eat with his pre-departure LP champagne. The crew seemed a little taken aback too (some eye rolling in the galley and an amused ‘Shall I take that for you now sir?’ as soon as the food had been consumed).”

The scenario which you just read was…

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Some Survivors Grabbed Belongings as 41 People Perished in Airplane Crash in Russia?

Of the 78 people who were aboard the Sukhoi Superjet 100-95 aircraft — which operated as Aeroflot flight 1492 from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport on its way north to Murmansk in Russia — only 37 are reported to have survived a fiery crash yesterday afternoon, which destroyed most of the rear half of the airplane…

…but the following videos allegedly show some of the survivors who left the doomed aircraft carrying their belongings as they walk away from the wreckage.

Could more people have survived this crash had some of those survivors had not first retrieved their belongings before exiting the aircraft?

“As a woman, I don’t have the luxury of…

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6 Steps on How to Safely Use an Evacuation Slide In the Event of an Emergency

The probability of you being involved in a crash or accident while you are a passenger seated aboard an airplane is so remote that you will likely never have either of those experiences — but if you do, you may have to use an inflatable evacuation slide.

At first glance, evacuation slides look like they could be fun to use — but in the event of an actual emergency, they can actually…

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