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Lightning impact today

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rpmsol

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Hi All,

A little while after I got off QF815 flight this afternoon, I heard an announcement that QF450 (I think) was cancelled as lightning hit the operating aircraft, which I understand was a SYD-MEL service (QF439??) and that the plane was no longer operational.

Was anybody in this forum on the plane in question?

Would it be a standard precaution after a lightning strike to cancel subsequent services?

Cheers,
Paul (Just got WP for first time - should make PG shortly)
 

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Yeah, if lightning strikes a plane, I don't see why they wouldn't pull it out of service for at least a couple of hours.

They need to check the plane and make sure everything is ok.

(Are you sure it wasn't just a Qantas excuse for a late incoming aircraft. They normally seem to blame everything on a late arriving aircraft... So if the plane is late, would they have to find a new excuse?)
 
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Mal said:
(Are you sure it wasn't just a Qantas excuse for a late incoming aircraft. They normally seem to blame everything on a late arriving aircraft...
Yup - even when the a/c is seen to be arriving bang on time they still say the arriving aircraft was late. :rolleyes:
 

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Mal said:
(Are you sure it wasn't just a Qantas excuse for a late incoming aircraft. They normally seem to blame everything on a late arriving aircraft... So if the plane is late, would they have to find a new excuse?)
My other favourite is when they blame for caterers for taking too long.
 

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Damien said:
My other favourite is when they blame for caterers for taking too long.
Actually "Catering" can often be a euphemism for cleaning... perhaps someone has significantly soiled their seat on the inbound segment (e.g. Uncontrolled and uncontained Regurgitation). Such cleaning may take quite a deal of time.
 
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serfty said:
Actually "Catering" can often be a euphemism for cleaning... perhaps someone has significantly soiled their seat on the inbound segment (e.g. Uncontrolled and uncollected Regurgitation). Such cleaning may take quite a deal of time.
Ahh yes, the justification for JQ to install "leather" seats so they can reduce the cleaning and hence turnaround time :rolleyes:.
 

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Damien said:
My other favourite is when they blame for caterers for taking too long.
Funny you should say that. On one of my outbound Finnair flights from BKK last week we were running late and the captain was using all these excuses when out of the corner of my eye, seat 1A, I see a female cleaner walking on the tarmac followed by one of the ground staff.

Maybe she did not have time to finish what she was doing, she fell asleep or was hiding somewhere trying to stow away.
 

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Damien said:
My other favourite is when they blame for caterers for taking too long.
Yeah, it takes heaps of time to bring all those pre-packed cookies and juices on board. :rolleyes:
 
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