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Discussion in 'Air Canada | Aeroplan' started by milchap, Mar 11, 2011.
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AC has a travel advisory for NRT.
see post # 5
There are a number stuck in NRT. What gets me is some of the posts on why they are not being totally taken care of during this crisis... at least they are safe!
It makes me sad to see DYKWIA attitudes in such situations. I think they are rare, but they do seem to be vocal. In the meantime lots of people have died and many more desperately need help. That should be the priority; thank goodness it is.
I agree with most of your post, although I'm not sure that I would qualify a family's fear and concern for one of their own as "DYKWIA" attitude, although that might be how it comes across. It's hard to be objective in such situations.
That being said, disaster response has its rules on what is a priority. I think it might be wishful thinking on the part of those sitting over here, to expect an airline to have immediate and easy solutions on the ground for stranded pax who are not at risk in the overall perspective.
Post on another MP thread that a 6.6 just hit Tokyo
Just saw the news as well. No word on damage though. Plus an alert state at one of their nuclear power plants. How terrible!!
I know one MPer who lives in Sendai - sendaiben.
I hope that he and his family are safe through all this.
(last heard from a while after the first earthquake)
At least he was heard from after the first! That is hopeful!
I was in Kobe when the magnitude 7 earthquake hit it in 1995, so I can understand how scary the shaking is, but not the tsunami!
Yes, someone saw him on facebook, but I can't check for myself if there are updates.
He probably has lots of other things on his mind now than facebooking.
Thanks for posting this below in the other thread - I repost here as it really shows the breadth of what is happening!
"There is an English site for the aftershock intensity map
It will be interesting to see the response of the Canadian Embassy ! Hoping for a timely response for those Canadians living in the Tohoku/Northern Kanto areas!
QSG, I hope your friends in Japan are not in too much distress in these dire circumstances.
Most are fine, but one of my friends is very close in Tochigi. He will probably need outreach as his place took a big hit! I hope the folks at the embassy are on top of things!
well i think everyone's totally confused..... we wanting to get home....but staff wanting to ensure their family and friends are safe.... add on top the updated diversions etc..... its just complete chaos
Everyone is confused in Tokyo? For the most part people who live here(there) are quite calm......
Please keep us informed QSG. My heart goes out to all those folks in Japan.
The devastation is heartbreaking.
For those who wish to donate to the relief effort, Red Cross and MSF are two organizations with volunteers in the Miyagi prefecture trying to coordinate and provide aid (please note that the links are to the Cdn agencies which will direct funds for relief). I am sure there are many other worthy organizations helping out in the area, but these two are ones I normally donate to and have often been amongst the first responders to disasters around the world.
Thanks for sharing that.
My thoughts and condolences go out to everyone affected in this. I was living in California in 1994 and experienced the 6.7 magnitude that struck Northridge and thought that was insane. But 8.9 is ridiculously off the charts. But Japan being a nation the way she is, I'm fairly confident she will eventually pull through and the lives of those people in that beautiful island country will return to normal and move forward.
My BFs cousin's in-laws live in the region of the quake. Hope they are ok. No work yet.
Hoping they are OK too ... I am sure the communications are very constrained so hope you hear from them soon!
Chris_Li reports that sendaiben is safe for now and managed to find food for tonight. I have started a thread to gather ideas on how we could help him and other MPers get back to their foot as a community. FYI, he lives 10 min away from SDJ which was completely flooded. So it's pretty safe to assume he is seriously affected by the tsunami. Any ideas are welcome.
Anything MilePoint can do to help out members affected by the Japan earthquake
I've posted similar links elsewhere, I find the USGS pages to contain more information. The link is a visual representation of the recent tremors.