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Outrage After Passenger Posts Photos From Cathay Pacific Cockpit

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The passenger, Ada Ng, was traveling from Taipei to Hong Kong on Feb.26 but when she boarded, there was no where to sit. "Fortunately the pilot was so nice and even let me sit on the [jump] seat behind him!" The Civil Aviation Department has requested that Cathay Pacific provide an explanation for the incident. (www.yahoo.com) और अधिक...

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preacher1
preacher1 15
Why do folks these days feel a need to post their every move. There was a time that we knew when to keep our mouths shut. Besides, I don't think that it's anybody's elses business how many bowel movements I have today
BaronG58
BaronG58 4
So what you're saying is you're not going to post any selfies taking care of today's business?
preacher1
preacher1 4
Moviela
Ric Wernicke 2
It's Swire's airplane, but once the door is closed, it is the Captain that has the final authority, including where anyone sits.

The company being nudged by the security schlemiels. They have little clue how to avoid crimes aboard aircraft, but they do have big ideas about how to trample all over rights of the individual while making travel as burdensome as they possibly can.

There is really no story here, except a "rule" written by a guy with a bad haircut and cheap shoes was broken.
ayebee
Ivan Blakely 4
It is a pity that today this generates outrage.
In earlier days i often visited the cockpit (including Concorde) and enjoyed a number of landings and takeoffs in the jump seat for. Best ever was a 747 into Heathrow.
KW10001
KW10001 5
I feel like most of the 'outrage' is coming from the media itself.
jimquinndallas
Jim Quinn 2
Fired up by sheer jealousy....
shoepuke
shoepuke 2
I remember as a kid being invited to the cockpit on trans-atlantic flights... sad.
preacher1
preacher1 3
Chalk it all up to 9-1-1 and the reaction.
744pnf
744pnf 1
Were you the kid in the 'Airplane' movie?
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
And did you have a dog named Rex :)
btweston
btweston 2
Did she hijack the plane? No? Did it crash? Oh... Cool story.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
And it was some pretty Eye Candy... That always makes for the nice star of a day.
chalet
chalet 1
The pilot was chastised by the airline and when got home the worst was to come ...........HELL (LOL!!!)
s2v8377
s2v8377 1
I don't see what the big deal is!!! This was not a safety or security issue!!!

I am so tired of everything being a big deal these days!!! I also agree with the comments from others below about the abuse of social media these days.
KW10001
KW10001 1
I think any man could get lost in those eyes.
Darrens
Darren Shields 1
It really is a shame. I guess no good deed goes unpunished. I had the good fortune to sit in the cockpit of the Pan Am 747 that returned my unit from Saudi Arabia in 1990. Monaco at night was great and landing at JFK for the fueling stop prior to our last leg to Ft. Bragg was something I'll always remember. The Captain was a real gentleman and welcomed several of us into the cockpit but allowed me to stay there for the majority of the flight. :-) A different time long gone by.......I'm glad there was no social media then to cause problems.
whip5209
Ken McIntyre 1
No big deal, really. Over the ocean, flight smooth, hours to destination, boredom. Gives the crew something to do.
But, it REALLY gives the media something to do. Harp, bullyrag, pester, annoy, sensationalize, antagonize, harass, etc.
I'm movin' on.
sgbelverta
sharon bias 1
I guess I just don't understand the whole "selfie" world. This picture wasn't bad. But do you want your grandkids to see you smoking a bong in 40 years?
btweston
btweston -1
What does this article has about as much to do with smoking a bong as it does with reptilian sex acts.

But pot will be legal in 40 years, so I don't think it will be much of an issue.
btweston
btweston 2
paultrubits
paul trubits 1
btweston: 5 years. Like casinos and lottery, too much money in it.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Nice Picture... If she was approved to be up there and according to the article she was, what is the problem... I also agree with preacher... Why do people need to post their every move... In my book this is a non event.
bovineone
Jeff Lawson 1
She was not "approved" according to the article, since "Eligible applicants include Cathay Pacific employees and their immediate family members"
preacher1
preacher1 1
but it is still a non event
whip5209
Ken McIntyre 1
Agree. Let Cathay handle it.
preacher1
preacher1 1
It sounds like she was revenue pax that under normal conditions, would have been bumped. Oh Well
preacher1
preacher1 1
Well, apparently she wasn't approved by the airline, just the Captain, and therin lies the problem
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
I stand corrected... When I first read the article, I thought she was with the airline... Just goes to show you.. "No good deed goes unpunished."
bovineone
Jeff Lawson 1
Another option might have been to move one of the other employees into the cockpit jump seat, and give her the employee's seat located outside of the cockpit. The article implies there were other employee-reserved seats that were present and occupied, though it notes that even employees require special screening and authorization to be in the cockpit.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
After looking at her... I think I may have made the same choice as the captain...
jmilleratp
jmilleratp -1
Men's brains turn to mush when women are around! I'm glad that I live in the United States, and that the FAA bans anything like this, cabin jump seats included.
loplo
loplo -1
This is why we won't "kiss" jumpseats anymore.
sparkie624
sparkie624 0
anymore! Ugh... Why would you have kissed them in the first place???
loplo
loplo 1
Tripreports, pictures and stuff.

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