Lucky Air pax throws coins into engine for " luck"

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  • Alex McWhirter
    Participant

    Back in June it was reported that an elderly passenger has delayed a China Southern flight at Shanghai by throwing coins into the aircraft’s engine for luck.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40421811

    But it happened yet again on Wednesday. This time it was at a small regional airport at Anqing. Once again it was an elderly passenger but this time the airline was Lucky Air.

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/elderly-passenger-tosses-coins-into-plane-s-engine-grounding-9329292?view=DEFAULT


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    Not very lucky for Lucky Air 😉


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Air Asia India to roll out etiquette video for first-time flyersCarrier aims to counter unique challenges posed by customers new to air travel

    “…One frequent problem is keeping the aircraft’s toilets clean, with many passengers unaccustomed to waterless flushes or automatic taps. “Many people don’t have a loo at home and suddenly they are having to use a loo in the sky,” said Mr Abrol.

    He added that the levels of experience were often shown in the questions passengers ask. “We have been asked ‘Can I carry live fish in a tank?’, ‘Can I carry fish packed in ice?’ and ‘Can I carry blood?’,” he said. “People are used to rail travel and bus travel, where anything goes.” Occasionally this can create more serious problems. Vistara, which is a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata, once had to manage a group of passengers staging a sit-down protest in front of an aeroplane when told their flight would not reach its intended destination because of fog.


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    Unfortunately, when it comes down to toilet cleanliness, even many experienced travelers could do with a lesson or three!!!

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    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Slow news day – anyway, he has beenined

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50979485


    GivingupBA
    Participant

    Slow news day – anyway, he has beenined

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50979485

    Thanks for the article. In it the BBC says “Mr Lu argued in court that the airline should have warned passengers not to throw coins at planes”. Words fail me. Perhaps Mr Lu would also argue that train companies should warn passengers not to ride on the roof, bus companies should warn passengers not to exit through the bus door while doing 60 MPH down the motorway, and hotels should warn guests not to hang out of open 30th floor windows.

    I was glad to read that Mr Lu was ordered to pay £13,100 in compensation to Lucky Air.


    cwoodward
    Participant

    The coin throwing into engines in China happens frequently. At least 1 a month it seems is reported in the Chinese media and I suspect that more happen in far
    flung provinces that are not are not reported.
    This ‘lucky’coin throwing has been happening for years.

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