I created this thread for me and the many other aviation enthusiasts in the forum. If you have news about anything in the industry, post it here. The point of this thread was to keep everyone (read: Me) posted on what is going on. Remember, ANY type of news that has the slightest thing to do with the industry is welcomed, and feel free to provide plenty of links.
A really nice website for all who like to read about aviation incidents, accidents and emergencies and learn something new: http://avherald.com/
The guy behind this site is really giving his best to provide as much information as possible, yet sorting out the “media” stuff.
@rofl-er, that is an interesting site. Perhaps you could continue to provide links from that site.
Found another site.www.flyingmag.com/news
I would love to do that but frankly speaking I am more of a “silent reader” of ACEO-Forum due to limited time. Another thing would be that this thread would be more of a “Interesting Aviation Incident and Accident Thread”
But this article (as an example) is a quite interesting one how a “mid-air-collision” can occur and showing the results of it: http://avherald.com/h?article=48c031e2&opt=0
Very interesting videos from inside a “crashing” aircraft: http://avherald.com/h?article=4a6d72d8&opt=0
3 Major US Airlines Changing their Baggage techniques??
Five airlines awarded many routes in India for Regional small airports connectivity. Some encouragement from the government to promote air travel.
That’s kinda cool!
Merged threads and removed all non-discussion related comments
Who reads msn.com lost completely control of his life
I do not know what to say about that incident other than, I am only using Qantas when flying from Sydney to America now. Overbooking flights, however is something many airlines do.
Overbooking is efficient and necessary, it’s just a shame it goes wrong sometimes and then half the world takes it as a personal insult…
Yes, overbooking is necessary to ensuring all flights are full. However, one mistake and it is all down. Some people do not even know that on their flight, it might be overbooked, however with one mistake, everyone suddenly knows about it, as if they know why it is done.
In my view, the only thing UA done goofed was allow standby seats to board before their deadheading employees. It’s kinda hard to persuade someone already sitting in their seat to take an alternate flight, but it would be much easier if they were still standing at the gate desk.
That being said, I think people tend to forget that flying is a privilege, not a right.
Flying is neither a privilige nor a right. It’s a paid service, mutually agreed on by the airline and customer…
If the airline can’t uphold their part of the agreement they need to compensate customers and if customers agreed to risking being denied a seat in case of overbooking ( via terms ) they also need to respect that.
I must agree though that forcibly removing him the way they did is unacceptable… Sad that they rely on a computer to make a choice that could be resolved by staff.
Computer is fairer (If you ignore that it can’t generate random numbers, but humans can’t do that either)
It was no wrong to tell the passenger to get down from the Aircraft. But the way they ‘implemented’ it was a bit (actually a lot) shocking.
He can (should) file a case against the airline for assault.