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  Reply # 477019 2-Jun-2011 12:11
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mrblue: yah I feel much the same way, the thing is, I don't skydive, or eat fire or jump buses on a motorbike or drive twice the legal limit in an effort to prolong my life. I don't generally avoid situations that would affect my life day to day (such as driving), but I think avoiding airlines that I don't feel safe on, doesn't fit into that category.

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  Reply # 477025 2-Jun-2011 12:24
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Then don't leave your house. You will be safe there unless a plane crashes into it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 477030 2-Jun-2011 12:35
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/me sighs.

I JUST said I wouldn't change stuff that is required by me to operate on a day to day basis.

IE driving to work.

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  Reply # 477048 2-Jun-2011 13:06
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networkn: http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/5090082/Rats-ground-Qantas-jet


Goodness me are you still pursuing your irrational fear of Qantas based on what you read in the news media. It may surprise you to know that Air NZ and other airlines have their vermin adventures too.

At least Qantas keep their rats constrained, unlike Air New Zealand who let them wander around the cabin and cuddle up to the passengers. You may like to look at this news item http://articles.latimes.com/1999/sep/01/news/mn-5638 which I recall happening. If memory serves me the Air NZ flight had departed Tahiti.

So looks like if you are frightened of the possibility of rats on board you had better look for an airline other than Air NZ. They tell me that on airlines from countries where the populace regard rats as a delicacy you are safer from them, just be careful that you don't get served them as an airline meal.



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  Reply # 477084 2-Jun-2011 14:05
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It's not irrational, it has basis, you just don't agree about the level of risk.

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  Reply # 479582 10-Jun-2011 08:03
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Some of this thread reminds me of Air Albatross that had reliability problems with their Metroliners. It was obvious that someone in the hanger was phoning the papers every time the tool box was opened. The was no mention of any of the work done on other aircraft at the time.



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  Reply # 479609 10-Jun-2011 09:38
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LOL I knew someone would make mention of the airNZ incidents :)

Bird Strike isn't really in same area as everything else I don't think, neither are asteroids :)

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  Reply # 479620 10-Jun-2011 10:15
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Bird Strike isn't really in same area as everything else I don't think, neither are asteroids :)



No doubt, should it be determined that it was actually a bird strike, it will be proven to have been a loss of separation with a Qantas seagull whose pilot was fully to blame.

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  Reply # 479660 10-Jun-2011 11:23
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John2010:

Bird Strike isn't really in same area as everything else I don't think, neither are asteroids :)



No doubt, should it be determined that it was actually a bird strike, it will be proven to have been a loss of separation with a Qantas seagull whose pilot was fully to blame.


More likely to be a Jetstar seagull as they seem to be the airline scavenging around the world's commercial airline routes at the moment Laughing.




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  Reply # 479794 10-Jun-2011 17:24
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Hmm bit of a worry, looks like perhaps not bird strike afterall. :(

Might walk to Wellington instead of flying next week :)



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  Reply # 485368 24-Jun-2011 11:36
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10734220

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  Reply # 485371 24-Jun-2011 11:41
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What about all those shady airlines flying through the ash cloud while Qantas is #safetyfirst?



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  Reply # 485395 24-Jun-2011 12:01
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You mean Qantas has inferior navigation systems making it less safe for them. It's the reason they often can't land in Qtown or Wellington

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  Reply # 485400 24-Jun-2011 12:10
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Now you are definitely conflating two very separate issues.

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