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Anonymous28 Dec 2014
Seems an AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore, an Airbus 320, has lost contact with air traffic control and is missing.
I really hope they find the plane soon and all are ok. I also hope this does not become a mystery like the MH plane.28 Dec 2014
Seems crew requested higher altitude and different flight path due to turbulence. Unconfirmed reports of wreckage being found. Unlike MH search and rescue started within minutes of contact being lost.28 Dec 2014
Another very unfortunate situation for a Malaysian based airline. Thoughts go out to all those affected and can only hope some further information comes to light soon.28 Dec 2014
Once again in such a sad situation the parasites in the media, both print and TV, fail to give any respect to the families of those missing. Why do grieving families need to run the the gauntlet of TV cameras and photographers? It’s not a ‘kin red carpet premiere.
Two questions. One, why can’t the airports restrict access to terminals and associated buildings to the media at times such these. Two, as part of an airlines contingency planning for these occasions, is not possible for relatives to be taken care of in an off airport location away from prying eyes and in privacy29 Dec 2014
Air Asia has just announced the suspension of its Surabaya-Singapore route.2 Jan 2015
According to The Straits Times today, the route has indeed been suspended.3 Jan 2015
I’m reading that they apparently didn’t have permission to ply the route on Sundays and flew anyway.
That i find unbelievable. What about slots at the airports & esp Changi? I mean, a plane flying from A to B is not the same as a relative coming to visit unannounced. If Air Asia wasn’t allowed to fly the route on Sundays then how could they still sell the route and fly on Sunday anyway?
So basically EK could fill an A380 for a 6th daily flight to LHR and just take off even though they don’t have the slots at LHR?
Someone enlighten me because the story about Air Asia not having permission to fly isn’t adding up.3 Jan 2015
LetsFlyNow – totally agree with you. You are right about slots, flight plans, etc. Unless AirAsia requested and got the okay for an extra flight. If they didn’t, then it has a very serious bearing on what happened. There’s too much speculation by “armchair experts”, hopefully the true experts will find the answers and quickly.3 Jan 2015