Member since 25 Jan 2013
Total posts 12
Would a representative from Emirares like to coment to ABT as to why an emergency door on one of their A380 OPENED WHILE AT 27,000 feet. As reported in the English press.
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 177
They safely landed after a flight of less than 3 hours, when it would have taken them just as long to dump fuel and return to Bangkok. Sounds like a beatup to me.
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Member since 23 May 2012
Total posts 178
Not At Emirates, not speaking on behalf of AusBT, but this website is about information for business travellers on the best seats, service and frequent flyer tips. It doesn't cover things like this.
Member since 06 Sep 2012
Total posts 99
Technically speaking it is impossible for an aircraft door to open midflight, as the pressurised air inside the cabin would be pushing out against the door which has a wider length on the inside. That's why aircraft doors open by pushing it inside before sliding it outwards. The hole was only 4 centimeters and the pilots kept a close eye on it by not flying at a higher altitude.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 767
You have my sympathy @not at emirates, you've had a terrible experience with emirates. But perhaps its time to put it behind you, never fly them again and move forward with life.... i'm pretty sure Emirates has moved on.
@aero-seat, but perhaps AusBT can do a review of the best seats on an EKA380 if there is a hole in the door mid-flight. I'm sure John or David could do a little write up!
Hutch, I agree it is something to have a laugh about but AusBT's about regular things happening, something like this probably has the same chance of winning more than $10 million in a lotto.
Member since 02 Jan 2013
Total posts 54
Could you please stop your whinging!
For those that are interested, the love him or hate him Ben Sandilands (Crikey) has a piece on this: http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2013/02/17/emirates-a380-door-explosion-story-is-rubbish/
Member since 25 Jun 2012
Total posts 100
Not at emirates, please take up your issue with emirates. If that doesn't work for you, write to them or connect with them through social media. It is time to move on and say something positive or constructive, not continuously negative on this forum.
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
The whole event is a complete blow-up :) Go and read Ben Sandilands' article (Crikey - Plane Talking).
Member since 01 Mar 2012
Total posts 200
I'm sorry however it seems like you are the first example of astroturfing that I have seen on this site. It is the only way to explain the way that you have raised your concerns and used capitals to emphasis your point which is just not done in a civilised setting such as this site.
Or you just like to complain a lot. Either way I feel this is not the forum for your complaints as they are not constructive and are merely reactionary.
Member since 31 Jan 2012
Total posts 57
AV Hearld has this article. http://avherald.com/h?article=45dcf5b6&opt=0
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Would a representative from Emirares like to coment to ABT as to why an emergency door on one of their A380 OPENED WHILE AT 27,000 feet.
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