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AA 278 JFK-EDI: Titanic site mentioned as overflying

AA 278 JFK-EDI: Titanic site mentioned as overflying

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Old Apr 29, 17, 8:35 am
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AA 278 JFK-EDI: Titanic site mentioned as overflying

Captain's welcome on AA 278 JFK-EDI the other night gives the route and weather conditions and mentions, "flying over New Brunswick, out on North Atlantic, over the Titanic site, north of Ireland and into Edinburgh".
Just wondered, for example if the MIA-BDA flights announce "going through Bermuda triangle" on route...
Interesting...
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Old Apr 29, 17, 8:38 am
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The Titanic was a boat, while AA 278 is served by a commercial airliner. Not sure what the issue or connection is, but if you were offended you're certainly free to contact AA.
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Old Apr 29, 17, 9:26 am
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The vast majority of MIA-Caribbean flights go through the Bermuda Triangle...

Also I fail to see the issue/relevance, exactly. The captain's just pointing out an interesting fact. (Interesting to him in any case.) He might've done the same I overflying the Bermuds triangle, yes.
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Old Apr 29, 17, 9:52 am
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I would be alarmed if an airline captain were to announce, "We're now flying over the Grand Canyon, where on June 30, 1956, a United Airlines DC-7 and a TWA Super Constellation had a mid-air collision, killing everyone onboard both airliners."

But the Titanic site? Not so much.

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I've seen it shown on IFE maps (I don't think it was AA).

FWIW, Cunard ships stop over the wreck site and throw flowers.
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Originally Posted by Horace View Post
I would be alarmed if an airline captain were to announce, "We're now flying over the Grand Canyon, where on June 30, 1956, a United Airlines DC-7 and a TWA Super Constellation had a mid-air collision, killing everyone onboard both airliners."

But the Titanic site? Not so much.
As a person that got a degree in commercial aviation that site is significant. The crash there is what led to the ATC system we have today.
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Making a cabin announcement about a point in the ocean five miles below makes as much sense as TV stations showing blimp coverage of the game at a domed stadium.
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Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
I've seen it shown on IFE maps (I don't think it was AA).

FWIW, Cunard ships stop over the wreck site and throw flowers.
When I flew the LUS A330 CLT-MCO in Nov. 2015, their IFE map listed the wrecks of several ships in the Atlantic. I thought it was pretty interesting to see them on the map..
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Making a cabin announcement about a point in the ocean five miles below makes as much sense as TV stations showing blimp coverage of the game at a domed stadium.
In your opinion.
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Originally Posted by FriendlySkies View Post
When I flew the LUS A330 CLT-MCO in Nov. 2015, their IFE map listed the wrecks of several ships in the Atlantic. I thought it was pretty interesting to see them on the map..


Agreed. I find it interesting to know what's below
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