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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Not At Emirates

Member since 25 Jan 2013

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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. As reported in the English press.

chrisjrn

Member since 09 May 2011

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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.

aero-seat

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Member since 23 May 2012

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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.

Jedinak K

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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. 

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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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!

 

aero-seat

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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.

Really

Member since 02 Jan 2013

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Could you please stop your whinging!

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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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/ 

pab2025

Member since 25 Jun 2012

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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. 

johnaboxall

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The whole event is a complete blow-up :) Go and read Ben Sandilands' article (Crikey - Plane Talking).

StuParr

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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.

Southland

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AV Hearld has this article. http://avherald.com/h?article=45dcf5b6&opt=0

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