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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by David L. Jones, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. **Yep. It's hilarious. Qantas will use *any* excuse, other than admitting
    that they've been using the cheapest maintenance possible for the last few
    years. Just ask a Qantas pilot how they feel about the company. It's scary
  2. Looks like they are cutting back a bit on compensation too:
    I know someone who was on the Qantas flight a few years back that ran
    off the end of the runway. They got a first class round-the-world
    ticket as compensation, and for keeping quiet of course. Plus they got
    a bonus slide down the inflatable stairways.

  3. atec77

    atec77 Guest

  4. TomTom

    TomTom Guest

    So, all the armchair experts have decided, with absolutely no supporting
    information, that the problem was caused by a maintenance failure.

    What a lot of morons. Go on - deny it.
  5. **It's a fair bet. Qantas have cut corners WRT aircraft maintenance. Ask a
    Qantas pilot. They'll tell how bad things are.
  6. TomTom

    TomTom Guest

    The wild speculation, so far, includes - pilot error, computer malfunction,
    CAT, electronic interference from laptops being used by passengers,
    maintenance failure. The plane is apparently not damaged. Some passengers
    are, mainly because they didn't have their seat-belts fastened, or were hit
    by un-seatbelted passengers.

    Which of your three testicles will you bet on your guess in that fair bet?
  7. Den

    Den Guest

    Speculation now also includes atmospheric disruption due to the baby
    asteroid that entered the atmosphere toward Africa.
  8. Davo

    Davo Guest

    I'll start believing there's a real problem when the pilots start
    wearing parachutes.
  9. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    I have often thought that one should be disabling, or switching off
    wireless networks during flights. Mind you, I have never found a network
    in flight.

    Rumour file on 3AW today, Qantas will be collecting electronic items
    before all flights. I doubt that they could do that, may be more
    practical to disallow use of these items during flights.

    Cheers Don...

    Don McKenzie

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  10. TomTom

    TomTom Guest

    You know full well that this is not speculation, and that it was an alien
  11. TomTom

    TomTom Guest

    Watch out for your pacemaker...
  12. Good, they can stow my entire bag for me then. I travel tech heavy, and
    usually just throw a few clothes into the laptop case if it's going to be a
    short trip. The rest are assorted attachments, peripherals, whatnot etc.

    I've always wondered why they want me to take out the laptop itself, when I
    have a huge array of other electronic shit in the bag too.

    Once on the plane, and they ask what electronic shit I have, I just hand
    them my entire bag. It's got to be easier than emptying the thing out.

    Where are they going to put all my shit?

    The overhead compartment where I was going to put it in the first place?

    Or are they collecting before boarding, where they stow with normal luggage?
    So they're liable when laptops start coming back bent in half because the
    baggage handlers threw it in frustration because they didn't find a camel head?
  13. Because it's not a problem, never has been.
    And technical people who know don't get to make the decisions, ever.
    It's easier to ban something than allow it.
    Same reason why they still put "turn off your mobile phone" warning
    stickers on petrol pumps.

  14. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest


    Liable? Good luck trying to actually get compensation!
    Hope you have (and can afford) a good lawyer.

  15. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

  16. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    And how will 'maintence' corrupt the FMC/FMS ?

  17. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    I know that but ordinary maintenance won't affect the integrity of the flight computers. Hence
    it's virtually a dead cert it's not that.

    EMC is a REAL issue.

  18. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Why will they never learn ?

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