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Flight VS43

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  • Has landed safely.
  • BBC Breaking News ‏@BBCBreaking 4m4 minutes ago
    Virgin flight #VS43 lands safely at Gatwick Airport after problems with landing gear http://bbc.in/1xc9BVX
  • Sorry was waiting for data connection to post!

    Good to see/hear!
  • phew good to hear it landed safely.
  • edited December 2014
    Virgin announced the plane would be carrying out a "non-standard landing procedure" at Gatwick airport.

    I wonder what that is then??

    Windows open?
    Landing on the grass ?
    Parking at a gate number lower than 50 ?
    Dropping the luggage off first ?

    Organisations nowadays do make me chuckle with their "newspeak".

    Not as bad as the White House though - remember when Prisoners of War (POW's) became "Battlefield Detainees"
  • It's been a particularly bad year for aviation accidents/incidents and for Virgin in particular .. this following the space flight disaster .. still, as aeroplane travel and use expands worldwide, the law of averages decrees that there will be an increase in accidents and disasters
  • I'm flying on VS43 next Friday for a work trip in Vegas.

    Thank fuck they have spotted this.
  • It's been a particularly bad year for aviation accidents/incidents and for Virgin in particular .. this following the space flight disaster .. still, as aeroplane travel and use expands worldwide, the law of averages decrees that there will be an increase in accidents and disasters

    Actually it's been a great year for aviation statistically, low numbers of incidents and injuries/deaths. Of course there have been an unusual number of highly newsworthy incidents, which skews perceptions.
  • It's been a particularly bad year for aviation accidents/incidents and for Virgin in particular .. this following the space flight disaster .. still, as aeroplane travel and use expands worldwide, the law of averages decrees that there will be an increase in accidents and disasters

    Actually it's been a great year for aviation statistically, low numbers of incidents and injuries/deaths. Of course there have been an unusual number of highly newsworthy incidents, which skews perceptions.
    much like violent crime has plummeted consistently for the last 40 years globally but people still seem to have the idea the world is becoming a more dangerous and scary place.
  • cafctom said:

    I'm flying on VS43 next Friday for a work trip in Vegas.

    Thank fuck they have spotted this.

    I flew on it in early November and in late January coming!!!

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  • cafctom said:

    I'm flying on VS43 next Friday for a work trip in Vegas.

    Thank fuck they have spotted this.

    Spotting it is one thing Tom, fixing it is another........................Everyone's worst nightmare but I'm sure you'll be fine, safe travelling.
  • cafctom said:

    I'm flying on VS43 next Friday for a work trip in Vegas.

    Thank fuck they have spotted this.

    It's rarely the same plane - this is the list of routes that particular aircraft has flown in the past few weeks:

    http://v-flyer.com/the-toolbox/aircraft-database?acReg=G-VROM

    Indeed when you think about how many flights (and passengers) just one single aircraft has taken just a brief period, it really emphasises how remarkably rare these types of incidents are.
  • That is the flight number - not the plane number.

    Chances are totally different plane to the one you flew.
  • It's been a particularly bad year for aviation accidents/incidents and for Virgin in particular .. this following the space flight disaster .. still, as aeroplane travel and use expands worldwide, the law of averages decrees that there will be an increase in accidents and disasters

    Actually it's been a great year for aviation statistically, low numbers of incidents and injuries/deaths. Of course there have been an unusual number of highly newsworthy incidents, which skews perceptions.
    much like violent crime has plummeted consistently for the last 40 years globally but people still seem to have the idea the world is becoming a more dangerous and scary place.
    The less consistently it happens the more shocking and newsworthy each incident becomes... A bit like in demolition man, no one know how to deal with a psychotic Wesley Snipes as the amount of violent crime had been almost eradicated.

    And Arnie was mentioned as having become governor of California in that movie some 10 years before he was in real life... so it's basically got to be true.
  • It's been a particularly bad year for aviation accidents/incidents and for Virgin in particular .. this following the space flight disaster .. still, as aeroplane travel and use expands worldwide, the law of averages decrees that there will be an increase in accidents and disasters

    Actually it's been a great year for aviation statistically, low numbers of incidents and injuries/deaths. Of course there have been an unusual number of highly newsworthy incidents, which skews perceptions.
    much like violent crime has plummeted consistently for the last 40 years globally but people still seem to have the idea the world is becoming a more dangerous and scary place.
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    The planes which Virgin fly to destinations like Vegas or Orlando have far fewer business class seats - as a result that particular plane will never fly to say New York, and indeed is based only at Manchester or Gatwick, not Heathrow.
  • Virgin announced the plane would be carrying out a "non-standard landing procedure" at Gatwick airport.

    I wonder what that is then??

    Windows open?
    Landing on the grass ?
    Parking at a gate number lower than 50 ?
    Dropping the luggage off first ?

    Organisations nowadays do make me chuckle with their "newspeak".

    Not as bad as the White House though - remember when Prisoners of War (POW's) became "Battlefield Detainees"

    In that spirit, check this out from Northern fRail:

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    What the ACTUAL f*ck is a 'Train Presentation Leader'?

    No. Just no.

    'Cleaner'
  • Al Murray used to do this when he asked the audience what jobs they did....one fella said he was a "principal logistics coordinator in a nationwide distribution centre" or similar, Al replied "YOU WORK IN A WAREHOUSE!"
  • Train Presentation Leader. Dear God.
    He cleans trains. That's fine. He is a cleaner. He probably doesn't get paid that much, compared to the shitheads that came up with his job title. And they patronise the poor bastard and make it sound exciting and "groovy" like he is heading up a crack unit of elite interior decorators.
    It's everywhere this stuff, it does not make the job any better just because it has a fancy title.
    Who knows, maybe he likes the name for his job, and he feels good about it, but to my mind if you're a cleaner then you're a cleaner and no shame in that at all.


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  • 3blokes said:

    Train Presentation Leader. Dear God.
    He cleans trains. That's fine. He is a cleaner. He probably doesn't get paid that much, compared to the shitheads that came up with his job title. And they patronise the poor bastard and make it sound exciting and "groovy" like he is heading up a crack unit of elite interior decorators.
    It's everywhere this stuff, it does not make the job any better just because it has a fancy title.
    Who knows, maybe he likes the name for his job, and he feels good about it, but to my mind if you're a cleaner then you're a cleaner and no shame in that at all.


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  • 3blokes said:

    Train Presentation Leader. Dear God.
    He cleans trains. That's fine. He is a cleaner. He probably doesn't get paid that much, compared to the shitheads that came up with his job title. And they patronise the poor bastard and make it sound exciting and "groovy" like he is heading up a crack unit of elite interior decorators.
    It's everywhere this stuff, it does not make the job any better just because it has a fancy title.
    Who knows, maybe he likes the name for his job, and he feels good about it, but to my mind if you're a cleaner then you're a cleaner and no shame in that at all.


    And no doubt his ts and cs have gone way downhill in recent years compared to the people who came up with this crappy job title.
  • I bet all the ladies ask to see Victor's pogo stick
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