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(Lifehacker Australia)   How to survive 33 hours stuck on an airplane   (lifehacker.com.au) divider line 168
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2014-04-02 11:22:06 AM  
Take the boat, bus or train?
 
2014-04-02 11:23:23 AM  
Take more layovers?
 
2014-04-02 11:24:04 AM  
Drink. A lot.
 
2014-04-02 11:24:27 AM  
Don't get on an airplane.
 
2014-04-02 11:24:44 AM  
Eject
 
2014-04-02 11:24:51 AM  
What about 3 1/2 weeks?
 
2014-04-02 11:25:25 AM  
GTFO and *walk* a-hole.

/jebus is it THAT complicated??
 
2014-04-02 11:26:45 AM  
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2014-04-02 11:28:23 AM  
TL;DR

How many people did they eat?
 
2014-04-02 11:28:28 AM  
Quit biatching....

airfactsjournal.com
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-02 11:28:49 AM  
We walked off the plane and Cathay staff were there handing out letters of apology with $HK1000 ($A120) attached for our trouble.

An U.S. based airline would have said "stop biatching" and given out a voucher for free peanuts on the next flight.
 
2014-04-02 11:29:06 AM  
The most amazing thing about that story are the comments defending the Chinese government.
 
2014-04-02 11:29:45 AM  
Could have been worse -- you could have been endlessly and mindlessly hypothesized by CNN.
 
2014-04-02 11:30:56 AM  
What would have happened if 300 significantly or
Mostly American passengers just...got off the plane?

Surely even the Chinese wouldn't do anything crazy...that would be one HELL of an incident...
 
2014-04-02 11:31:35 AM  
The guy is asthmatic and allergic to nuts. And decided to fly without medication and/or food without nuts. So yeah - it's a bit of an unprepared first-worlder story.
 
2014-04-02 11:31:47 AM  

d23: $HK1000 ($A120)


In American, that's what, like five bucks?
 
2014-04-02 11:32:10 AM  

ChipNASA: Quit biatching....

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Unless death is involved no one has a right to complain?
 
2014-04-02 11:32:26 AM  
Don't fly in steerage?

Accommodate your own frailties (tendency to vomit, nut allergy (alleged)) by bringing appropriate medications and sustenance with you?

It's better to spend a few bucks on overpriced items from the shops inside the airport than it is to suffer unnecessarily or - in the case of vomit - to cause those around you to suffer unnecessarily.
 
2014-04-02 11:33:37 AM  

maram500: d23: $HK1000 ($A120)

In American, that's what, like five bucks?


Well then, in Euros, it must be about three. And in UK pounds, about one-and-a-half.
 
2014-04-02 11:34:03 AM  
Is suffering from asthma or having a nut allergy a requirement to write for Lifehacker?
 
2014-04-02 11:34:38 AM  
Overall on the piece, though: doncha hate it when some twenty-year old writes about his 'problems' in third person?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-02 11:34:39 AM  

maram500: d23: $HK1000 ($A120)

In American, that's what, like five bucks?


Google sez a this moment it is about $128.92.

Not much, however, like I said, Delta would be say "Suck it up, cowboy" and do jack shiat.
 
2014-04-02 11:34:43 AM  
He sounds like the manliest man on the planet
 
2014-04-02 11:34:49 AM  
Thanks to the turbulence, we landed at Zhuhai with the young man in seat 39H having thrown up several times due to severe motion sickness. That young man was unfortunately me.

Meh, I kinda like this guy.
 
2014-04-02 11:35:08 AM  

d23: An U.S. based airline would have said "stop biatching" and given out a voucher for free peanuts on the next flight.


Thisfinity. But then, Cathay have always been one of the very best airlines out there.

/was on a Cathay 777 a week ago myself
//incredibly proactive and helpful crew, and by modern airline standards, a pretty comfortable economy class too
 
2014-04-02 11:35:22 AM  
Worse still, I had forgotten to pack my asthma medication, as I thought I'd be only on the plane until Sydney, meaning I wouldn't need another dose.

Either this guy is a complete idiot or he doesn't really have asthma.  As an actual asthmatic I can tell you that I never ever go anywhere without my inhaler and I would double check a thousand times that I had it with me before I got on a plane for a 15 hour flight.
 
2014-04-02 11:35:26 AM  

Gunboat: The most amazing thing about that story are the comments defending the Chinese government.


You think the Chinese government doesn't have plants everywhere on the internet? ;-)  Almost as many as the democratic party does.... HEYO!  WUBBA WUBBA DUB DUB!
 
2014-04-02 11:35:28 AM  
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Just shoot it down.
 
2014-04-02 11:35:40 AM  

fruitloop: TL;DR

How many people did they eat?


No one, but someone took a small bite out of each passenger.
 
2014-04-02 11:36:26 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Is suffering from asthma or having a nut allergy a requirement to write for Lifehacker?


And autism, ADHD, and celiac disease.
 
2014-04-02 11:36:57 AM  
Sir, do you have anything to declare?

Yea, don't go to China.
 
2014-04-02 11:38:06 AM  
Well, to start with:

www.poisoncentertampa.org
 
2014-04-02 11:38:16 AM  
I've learned that boredom, though serious, is not usually fatal and that content on an iPad can be viewed more than once.
 
2014-04-02 11:38:34 AM  
I keep everyone entertained with the "gremlin on the wing" routine I do.
 
2014-04-02 11:38:48 AM  
Cannibalism.
 
2014-04-02 11:39:30 AM  

ChipNASA: GTFO and *walk* a-hole.

/jebus is it THAT complicated??


Ask me how I know you that didn't read the article...
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-02 11:39:40 AM  

SDRR: Wellon Dowd: Is suffering from asthma or having a nut allergy a requirement to write for Lifehacker?

And autism, ADHD, and celiac disease.


At least he doesn't have crohn's disease.  THAT would have been a mess for everyone.
 
2014-04-02 11:39:41 AM  

pippi longstocking: He sounds like the manliest man on the planet


yeah.
I bet he wouldn't survive an hour in Jersey.
 
2014-04-02 11:39:46 AM  
Pincy: "...this guy is a complete idiot..."

Done in One!
 
2014-04-02 11:39:52 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!


What would have happened if 300 significantly or
Mostly American passengers just...got off the plane?

Surely even the Chinese wouldn't do anything crazy...that would be one HELL of an incident...


The people who got off the plane would fall the 17 feet or so to the tarmac, because there would be no jetway or portable stairs outside the door to accommodate them.

That probably would be an incident. Bonus points if the report included the phrase "sacks of wet cement".
 
2014-04-02 11:40:52 AM  
You guys ragging on this guy are acting like spoiled jerks. If you're sitting on a tarmac for endless hours in a strange country, I want to see how cool and collected you'll act.

Me, I'd be in chains.
 
2014-04-02 11:41:00 AM  

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d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-02 11:41:54 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!

What would have happened if 300 significantly or
Mostly American passengers just...got off the plane?

Surely even the Chinese wouldn't do anything crazy...that would be one HELL of an incident...


The people who got off the plane would fall the 17 feet or so to the tarmac, because there would be no jetway or portable stairs outside the door to accommodate them.

That probably would be an incident. Bonus points if the report included the phrase "sacks of wet cement".


And, again, forms of the phrase "that guy was a complete idiot" would be used.  FULL CIRCLE, DUDES! DUST IN THE WIND!!
 
2014-04-02 11:42:05 AM  

Pincy: Worse still, I had forgotten to pack my asthma medication, as I thought I'd be only on the plane until Sydney, meaning I wouldn't need another dose.

Either this guy is a complete idiot or he doesn't really have asthma.  As an actual asthmatic I can tell you that I never ever go anywhere without my inhaler and I would double check a thousand times that I had it with me before I got on a plane for a 15 hour flight.


If it were an American flight, I'd assume he'd be afraid the TSA would confiscate it some sort of futuristic weapon and lock him up.
 
2014-04-02 11:42:07 AM  
That would possibly be my last flight.
 
2014-04-02 11:42:08 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!

What would have happened if 300 significantly or
Mostly American passengers just...got off the plane?

Surely even the Chinese wouldn't do anything crazy...that would be one HELL of an incident...


The people who got off the plane would fall the 17 feet or so to the tarmac, because there would be no jetway or portable stairs outside the door to accommodate them.

That probably would be an incident. Bonus points if the report included the phrase "sacks of wet cement".


So inflate the slides. It was raining right? Bonus water park!
 
2014-04-02 11:43:33 AM  
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2014-04-02 11:43:35 AM  
Hopefully you didn't pick the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.
 
2014-04-02 11:43:47 AM  

MooseBayou: Thanks to the turbulence, we landed at Zhuhai with the young man in seat 39H having thrown up several times due to severe motion sickness. That young man was unfortunately me.

Meh, I kinda like this guy.


I don't. I fly a lot and people like him need to stay on the ground in their hypoallergenic bubbles segregated away from the rest of society. On top of that, if he had a true nut allergy as well he would have been dead from anaphylaxis from nut particles in the air, not just from being a sissy boy whose mommy told him not to eat nuts as they make him gassy. We couldn't be so lucky as to have that happened to his entitled first world self.
 
2014-04-02 11:44:26 AM  
Bonus nap time!  Don't drink or eat too much and enjoy the downtime.
 
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