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(Globe and Mail)   Air Canada flight experiences violent turbulence, ten people hospitalized. Quote one passenger: "Enough is enough. I've had it with these motherfarking shakes on this motherfarking plane."   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 83
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2008-01-11 10:50:03 PM
Just open the door and let me out if that happens. Jumping out of an A319 would be awesome.

/skydiver
 
2008-01-11 11:49:19 PM
Top ten!

/ How many bones can your airline break for you?
 
2008-01-11 11:49:58 PM
i95.photobucket.com

Oh, subby...why?
 
2008-01-11 11:50:16 PM
DEY GOTS SHAKES OUT HEAH DIS BIG?!
 
2008-01-11 11:51:03 PM
decent headline
 
2008-01-11 11:51:53 PM
I'm now sitting back and waiting patiently for somebody to make a "Sheiks on a plane" joke...
 
2008-01-11 11:54:21 PM
And only 36 hours late on the story!

Well, there's one more reason not to fly Air Canada (like any of us NEED another reason): Epileptic Aircraft.

Westjet FTW!

Seriously though, anyone who has heard stories like this before but doesn't keep their belt on when seated is a twit.

BTW, this mess delayed me for over 2 hours trying to deliver stuff to the Bonded Air Cargo terminal on Thursday morning, and it's nowhere NEAR the apron where they parked the plane. Missed getting through the gate by about 10 freakin' minutes according to the guys waiting in front of me.
 
2008-01-11 11:54:26 PM
Headline of the year candidate.

Mods, remember this one.
 
2008-01-11 11:55:35 PM
This could only improve an Air Canada flight.
 
2008-01-11 11:56:21 PM
Subby that is a great headline!
 
2008-01-11 11:56:30 PM
I LOL'd.
 
2008-01-11 11:56:50 PM
OMGORDZ the machines are taking over!!!
 
2008-01-11 11:57:01 PM
Mutha-farkin snakes on your mutha-farkin plane? It's more likely than you think.
 
2008-01-11 11:57:03 PM
From TFA "Ms. Harvey, sitting next to the window in row 23 with her seatbelt fastened, watched as a woman in front of her was thrown into another passenger, then back across the aisle, smashing her face into an armrest."

These people always annoy me. As soon as the plane starts to level off they take off their seatbelts and go to the bathroom. The plane wasn't even at cruising altitude yet above most of the cloud/wind related turbulence. Can't you hold your piss for at least an hour? (those few with surgical problems can a freebie).
 
2008-01-11 11:57:20 PM
Great headline subby!
 
2008-01-11 11:58:09 PM
well I guess they were at cruising altitude after RTFA again. but why not wear your seatbelt for just this reason? it's not that uncomfortable.
 
2008-01-11 11:58:28 PM
"I can never sleep on a plane. Turbulence."
"Pardon?"
 
2008-01-12 12:00:07 AM
Tens of people hospitalized?
 
2008-01-12 12:01:01 AM
Well played subby, I read the article to find the awesomeness of such quote but I was let down. Now I feel like a moron. =(
 
2008-01-12 12:02:53 AM
So putting a linear amplifier in my cellphone so I could keep connected during the flight was a bad thing? Should I not have done that?
 
2008-01-12 12:03:29 AM
Highroller48: Westjet FTW!

You must've missed the story a few months back where a Westjet plane hit turbulence and sent 9 to the hospital...
 
2008-01-12 12:06:56 AM
"Well, there's one more reason not to fly Air Canada "

Or out of canada in general. That extra 200 dollar 'tax' is quite annoying.
 
2008-01-12 12:09:12 AM
Turbulence above Canada? It must be global warming. EVERYBODY PANIC!
 
2008-01-12 12:09:23 AM
From TFA:

...the jet made a series of violent manoeuvres that threw passengers around the cabin. Minutes later, the captain came on the intercom and announced a "computer malfunction," and that he was flying the aircraft manually.

You can't fly an A320-series airplane manually. There's no control in the cockpit connected to the flight controls -- only an interface to the computers.

If the machines want you to crash, you will.

I'll take a Boeing any day of the week.
 
2008-01-12 12:12:49 AM
It's global warming I tell you!.

/Tinfoil hat: Check
 
2008-01-12 12:19:02 AM
I never take my seat belt off while on the plane. Unless I am absolutely 100% going to piss my pants if I don't go to the bathroom while on the flight, I wait until the plane has stopped moving and the captain has turned off the fasten seatbelt sign before I unbuckle. Turbulence scares the shiat out of me. Plus I always imagine that the one time I go in the airplane toilet we'd hit turbulence so bad it either 1)flings me from the restroom somehow with my pants around my ankles or 2) flings pee water on me ewwwww

Also, I love Air Canada. I've used them both times I flew up to Edmonton, and they're always very polite. I've never had a bad flight with them, but that could be because I don't fly often enough.
 
2008-01-12 12:19:55 AM
What's this aboot a mootherfooking plane?
 
2008-01-12 12:20:30 AM
Man, and I'd pay extra for the rollercoaster flight if I could.

/I love flying.
//I love turbulence.
 
2008-01-12 12:21:29 AM
Vanetia: I never take my seat belt off while on the plane. Unless I am absolutely 100% going to piss my pants if I don't go to the bathroom while on the flight, I wait until the plane has stopped moving and the captain has turned off the fasten seatbelt sign before I unbuckle. Turbulence scares the shiat out of me.

Flake on a plane?
 
2008-01-12 12:23:30 AM
Vanetia:

*check profile*
Sorry about that. Next flight you can sit in my lap.
 
2008-01-12 12:24:16 AM
How long have you been sitting on that one, subby?
 
2008-01-12 12:24:23 AM
Sounds like that Michael Crichton book Airframe.
 
2008-01-12 12:25:22 AM
Fjornir: Man, and I'd pay extra for the rollercoaster flight if I could.

/I love flying.
//I love turbulence.


We dropped like, 500 feet or something on a flight once, in a fairly small Delta jet.

Dropping on Kingda Ka or Top Thrill Dragster does not even BEGIN to compare.

Bumpy flights are fun.. though watching the wings flap at the bottom of the pressure pocket is a bit unnerving...
 
2008-01-12 12:26:21 AM
That happened to me once on Air Canada. I had to wait 38 hours until the my connection.

To top it all off they charged me an "amusement surcharge" and a "airline-fault missed connection fee". I tried talking to someone but they just handed me off to a manager that yelled at me until I cried
 
2008-01-12 12:29:30 AM
I see what you did there.
 
2008-01-12 12:30:17 AM
www.msu.edu
 
2008-01-12 12:31:51 AM
Oh, the worst turbulence I've ever been in was when the state of California caught fire in 2004. We flew over the areas that were burning. All of the hot rising air shook the plane like crazy, all you could see outside the windows was dark red smoke, and the smell of smoke filled the cabin. It was nuts.
 
2008-01-12 12:33:41 AM
Vanetia: it either 1)flings me from the restroom somehow with my pants around my ankles or 2) flings pee water on me ewwwww

fapfapfapfapfapfapfap
 
2008-01-12 12:34:20 AM
*golf clap*

well done subby.
 
2008-01-12 12:34:32 AM
Asura-HiME:"I can never sleep on a plane. Turbulence."
"Pardon?"


Turbulence. Solar radiation heats the Earth's crust, warm air rises, cold air descends - turbulence. I don't like that.

/still one of my favorites
 
2008-01-12 12:34:35 AM
this shiat probably wouldnt have woken me up.


/Not brave.
//Really, really sound sleeper.
 
2008-01-12 12:43:42 AM
Turbulence Forecast

My wife hates flying because of the turbulence, and she swears by this site. She checks it before she has to travel and it has been very accurate.
 
2008-01-12 12:44:26 AM
Vanetia

Also, I love Air Canada. I've used them both times I flew up to Edmonton, and they're always very polite. I've never had a bad flight with them, but that could be because I don't fly often enough.

You need to fly Air Canada more. On average, I've never flown an airline with ruder staff. Something about a 60 year old flight attendant that cries "I don't farking care."

WestJet is generally much better, but I've run into annoying flights with them too. One time I sat behind the president of WestJet and the flight attendants were so ga-ga to serve him and his family the rest of the plane was left to their own devices. How am I supposed to get my 1/3 can of pop on my own!??!?!?
 
2008-01-12 12:44:57 AM
Didn't this like happen yesterday...oh yeah..it FARK.
 
2008-01-12 12:45:37 AM
Unknown_Poltroon: //Really, really sound sleeper.

In 1989, a massive earthquake rattled the San Francisco bay area at a little before 5:30 PM. KNTV was on scene in Sunset to interview an older man who had experienced the quake. When asked about it, he told the story: "It was crazy that it hit when it did; my wife of 30 years and I had just laid down for our afternoon nap around 4. We normally get up at 5:30, but for some reason I woke up early. For whatever reason I felt the SPIRIT in me - I was ready to go! So I moved toward my wife, and we started to have sex. It was wild - the best I've ever performed. I was rocking, rolling, and putting out moves never seen before. I thought I might throw my hip! So I was really getting into it, and ..." The reporter interrupted here, a little exasperated. "Sir, please, could you tell us about the earthquake?" "Oh god, the quake..." the man responded, "It was really violent - things were flying off of the walls, dishes were breaking, and it even woke up my wife!"
 
2008-01-12 12:46:18 AM
That headline would've been pure comedy gold if not censored to say "farking." Kind of like watching the TV version of the movie. Just not quite the same. But then again, Fark is edited for content and to fit in the allotted web slot, so as not to offend the virgin ears, er, eyes of all the innocents that we know peruse this site regularly.
 
2008-01-12 12:49:16 AM
Minutes later, the captain came on the intercom and announced a "computer malfunction," and that he was flying the aircraft manually.

what does this even mean on this series Airbus ?

there are no cables or hydraulics here. Fly-by-wire is your only option I thought.
 
2008-01-12 12:51:28 AM
that's the definition of "a good flight", subby.
 
2008-01-12 12:53:19 AM
scarebus

/pilot, getting a kick
//etc
 
2008-01-12 12:56:03 AM
outlawmoogle: Oh, the worst turbulence I've ever been in was when the state of California caught fire in 2004. We flew over the areas that were burning. All of the hot rising air shook the plane like crazy, all you could see outside the windows was dark red smoke, and the smell of smoke filled the cabin. It was nuts.

I think that is something that would actually make me piss my pants.


But like hell would I be getting out of my seat!
 
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