After Asiana crash, passengers switch allegiance to Korean Air

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  1. uggboy
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    || After Asiana crash, passengers switch allegiance to Korean Air ||

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    Perhaps a little premature without a definitive cause of the accident, though for an airline of their size, two incidents in a 10 year period isn't a great statistic. Given the FO had such low 777 hours, and was paired with a training captain on his first trip in that role, there's likely some valid concerns on their training programs too.
     
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    To any reporters out there, although I've yet flown on Asiana Airlines Inc. due to UA ticking issues, I still hope to fly Asiana Airlines Inc, if so my wife would join me.

    Suggested title “US Passengers Want to Fly Asiana Airlines Inc between US and Asia.”
     
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    Or, in my case, US Passenger might shift to EVA if award seats become available.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    More seats for me!
     
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    Stupidity.

    I'm flying OZ in September, and my only fear is that with one fewer Quadra Smartium plane in the rotation I may end up in a non Quadra Smartium configured aircraft.
     
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    Wasn't it Korean that was shot down by a Russian missile many years ago for allegedly flying in restricted airspace?
     
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    KE007 nearly three decades ago.
     
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    KE has a worse record than Asiana, see here: Korean Air incidents and accidents
     
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    Amazing book I read about two years ago called Start-Up Nation. It's about Israel which has more Nobel Prize winners and more total patents issued than all of Europe. Great book but they spoke at length about the Israel culture versus the Asian one. The author's contention was that in numerous Asian plane crashes, the Second Officer was reluctant to correct the First Officer for fear of humiliating him while in Israel, especially in the army, rank is meaningless and the only thing that matters is the objective.

    I thought the comparison was a bit over the top until this week and also upon reading the link that Kal provided. Very scary.
     
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    If you live long enough and have a good memory there are lots of airlines you won't fly b/c of one incident(if that is your criteria), but for most people their memory is so short that they make impulsive decisions that make no sense:(:rolleyes:
     
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    The issue of cultural differences and lower rank not challenging higher rank has been addressed many times and, in fact, there were regulations passed (as the result of previous crashes were this was a factor) REQUIRING lower ranks to challenge.
    This is one item of focus in the current investigation!
     
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    Days after an Asiana crash landing in San Francisco resulted in two deaths and scores of injuries, Park said she’ll book future flights on Asiana’s main domestic competitor.
     
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