"Horror" BA Flight from SYD

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  1. bambbbam2

    bambbbam2 Active Member

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    From:
    http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/horror-ba-flight-from-sydney/2006/04/17/1145126034412.html

    A British Airways passenger jet was forced to make an emergency landing at an airport in Kazakhstan following a false alarm, officials said on Sunday.

    The Boeing 747 had been en route to London from Sydney on Saturday, when a fire warning light activated in the cockpit.
    ...The airport lacked stairs tall enough to reach the jet, forcing passengers to re-board by stepping onto the roof of an airport vehicle and then onto a stairway (!)
     

  2. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    Not sure I would describe this as 'horror'.
     
  3. Sounds like quite an adventure to me!
     
  4. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    Must be a slow news day, hardly a horror flight after all, wonder how the frequent flyer points pan out though?
     
  5. NM

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    I take my hat off to BA for the way they handled the situation. Although the passengers were significantly delayed, and probably scared at times, and finished their flight on an A320 or 767 aircraft instead of a 744, the BA captain made the right decision with the right execution. And then the company did a great job of getting the passengers to their final destination as quickly as practical.
     
  6. QF WP

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    They should receive the original FFP's and credits to their nominated FFP. They may also receive some recompense from BA. Will be interesting to see how is pans out.

    Quote from a BA employee at LHR's T4 (quoted from the Flyertalk BA Forum, taken from another flying website):

     
  7. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    I agree.

    In a similar situation, I wonder how other airlines would cope... including my two favourites.
     
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