BA Incident at EDI??

Old Jun 24, 11, 4:23 pm
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BA Incident at EDI??

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/5182932/

Sounds interesting...
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Old Jun 24, 11, 4:28 pm
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Very interesting. Curious to find out more
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Old Jun 24, 11, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by evanderm View Post
Very interesting. Curious to find out more
Likewise, its all very odd indeed!
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Old Jun 24, 11, 4:35 pm
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Very interesting. Curious to find out more
I surmise that the person removed from the cockpit wasn't the pilot, but was someone who had self-upgraded. He was obviously arrested for theft.
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Old Jun 24, 11, 4:36 pm
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If this ever happens to me I am going to call 911 (or the equialent where I am) and tell them that I am being held hostage, which technically is true; I'm not being allowed to leave.
The airline has no right to hold you somewhere without telling you how long it will be and giving you the choice of leaving. I know this has happened in recent past with people having landed in NY being held for 12 hours after flying from Asia. I can't believe people didn't revolt and do what that FA did a while back; grab a couple of beers and pop the chute! I certainly would have.
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Old Jun 24, 11, 4:43 pm
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If this ever happens to me I am going to call 911 (or the equialent where I am) and tell them that I am being held hostage, which technically is true; I'm not being allowed to leave.
It may not be the airline that is holding the passengers. If there was an alleged security issue as mentioned in the link, it could be the authority that asked the airline to keep the passengers there.

But the link also does not say that anyone who asked to get off hasn't been allowed to get off, so I suppose it does not necessarily mean that they are being held against their will.
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Old Jun 24, 11, 4:51 pm
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Reply 15 in that thread makes interesting reading.
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Old Jun 24, 11, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Paralytic View Post
I surmise that the person removed from the cockpit wasn't the pilot, but was someone who had self-upgraded. He was obviously arrested for theft.
He was disappointed with his seat and wanted an upgrade. Sadly he didn't realize that there is only one class of service on UKDomestic and found the nearest, more comfortable seat.
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ba.com now rekons that its leaving EDI @23:05 and arriving at 00:26 @ LGW

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Old Jun 24, 11, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
ba.com now rekons that its leaving EDI @23:05 and arriving at 00:26 @ LGW

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Am I correct in assuming taking the train would have been quicker?
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Old Jun 24, 11, 5:26 pm
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Tonights BA2914 LGW-MAN canx as a result of this EDI incident.
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Old Jun 24, 11, 5:29 pm
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Am I correct in assuming taking the train would have been quicker?
Wasn't that an episode of "Top Gear?"

Don't remember any aeroplanes involved in that stunt, however.

We'll probably never know what transpired on this flight. Have messaged an eJ friend to see if he knows anything, but alas he's undoubtedly....asleep at the moment!

But he might hear something tomorrow at work.
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Old Jun 24, 11, 5:32 pm
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[KVS Availability Tool 6.2.0/Diamond - Amadeus Operational Info: BA 2945/24 Jun 2011]
Code:
BRITISH AIRWAYS - BA 2945

[Planned Flight Info]
EDI-LGW         18:45/Fri - 20:10/Fri  01:25

[Flight Notes]
EDI-LGW         MEMBER OF ONEWORLD
EDI-LGW         ARRIVES TERMINAL N
EDI-LGW         9/ NON-SMOKING
EDI-LGW         ET/ ELECTRONIC TKT CANDIDATE

[Operational Flight Info]
EDI      22:45  NEXT INFO WILL BE AT
EDI      -      DELAY LATE INCOMING AIRCRAFT
EDI      23:05  ESTIMATED TIME OF DEPARTURE
EDI      -      DELAY LATE INCOMING AIRCRAFT
EDI      23:02  LEFT THE GATE
EDI      23:16  TOOK OFF
EDI      -      DELAY LATE INCOMING AIRCRAFT
LGW      00:28  ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL
Late incoming aircraft?
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Old Jun 24, 11, 5:37 pm
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Hi,

was on BA8717, due out of EDI at 19:00, we were lucky and was initially queued, then joined runway 24 and took off at approx. 19:30, probably the first flight after the red arrows landed.

I could overhear a stewardess mentioning a suspicious object.

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Old Jun 25, 11, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by BenSenise View Post
The airline has no right to hold you somewhere without telling you how long it will be and giving you the choice of leaving.
Just because you assert this, it doesn't mean that it's true.
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