I left the cockpit to go pee. After I flushed, the bathroom door on DL6132 went mechanical.

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  1. ceieoc

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    I wonder if the pilot of Delta Airlines flight 6132 on November 16, 2011, from Ashville, North Carolina to New York (LGA) when he arrived home, said to his wife, "Honey. I left the cockpit to go pee. But some elite first class Diamond Medallion was taking a first class dump, so I walked back to the coach lav. After I flushed, the coach cabin bathroom door decided to go mechanical on me, trapping me in the loo. I guess I should call Chautauqua maintenance and tell them about that darn bathroom door back in coach. If you are going to the dry cleaners today, please take my pants and request the laundry to try and clean that big brown stain off the back of my pilot uniform trousers.

    NEW YORK CITY – Air transportation officials reportedly came close to scrambling fighter jets to escort a Delta airlines flight from North Carolina to New York City after the co-pilot radioed that a person with a “thick foreign accent” had the code to the cockpit and was trying to gain entrance.

    http://www.katu.com/news/national/134042063.html
     
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  3. DeacFlyer1
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    I think it's pretty common knowledge that we now live in a hypersensitive world when it comes to air travel. I strongly believe that the vast majority of flights that are diverted, or flights that have fighter planes escort them, are hugely overblown and ridiculous situations ("Oh, there's an obnoxious drunk on the plane? Yeah, let's divert and then scramble a couple F-16s out of 'an abundance of caution'..." give me a break...).

    However, in this situation, what on earth were both the pilot and the passenger thinking? Even in a situation where the pilot was stuck in the bathroom and for some reason thought it was a good idea to give a random passenger the cockpit code (terrible idea!), the fact that the passenger actually thought it was a good idea to go try and communicate this to the co-pilot himself (again, terrible idea!) is unbelievable.

    I would never dream of walking up to the cockpit door in that situation to relay the message given to me. For the love of god people, if there is ever a time to ask a flight attendant for help, this would be the situation! Why on earth would you not go straight to the FA and relay what has happened? Let them communicate with the cockpit!
     
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    Because this was an E145 that has exactly 1 FA. That FA switched places with the comode bound pilot. Although dumb choice to give the code out, there wasn't another employee in the cabin. The best option would have been to use the PA to call the cockpit, but that even would have issues as it *could* actually be a hijacking.

    Honestly, all options were bound to end up with the same results.
     
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    If the pilot on this Delta flight gets stuck again in the aircraft lavatory, if he slides a coupon good for 50,000 valuable SkyMiles under the door, I would be glad to summon assistance.
     
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    Ahhh, didn't realize this, this makes a lot more sense!
     
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    Yep - NBC news had a blurb on it - blogged about it - http://boardingarea.com/blogs/delta...on-captain-locked-in-bathroom-above-new-york/
     
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    FA's have done the swap on BIG and small planes for quite some time. The only difference is on BIG planes, there is more than 1 FA. Over 100 segments each year and you can easily learn the systems; along with having the safety briefing memorized!!
     
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    If I had been that guy, and they had opened the door for me, I really couldn't have said anything but "I just want to tell you both 'good luck.' We're all counting on you."
     
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