JETBLUE...way to go....what a super job!

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Esmerelda, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Esmerelda

    Esmerelda DVC'r 10/04/Dis Veteran

    Aug 19, 1999
    I hope you caught the beautiful emergency landing that this flight out of Burbank just endured into LAX. The landing gear on the nose had somehow turned sideways. They spent 3-4 hrs in the air in distress trying to unload fuel so they could reland. I was holding my breath but these pilots at JB were awesome. I must say, I've never flown JB but would not hesitate to do so (I think I've flown almost everyone but

    KUDOS to Jetblue...god bless their pilots and crewmembers,
  2. pumpkinboy

    pumpkinboy <a href="" targ

    Jul 22, 2003
    I have flown JetBlue and would do so again without hesitation. Thx for the update Esmerelda. I am so glad everything worked out for that flight!
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  4. CarolA

    CarolA <a href="

    Aug 21, 1999
    All I can say is to those who think that airflight is not safe... Look at this... If someone blows out a tire on the interstate chances are the outcome won't be this good. Most of your fellow drivers aren't near as good as this pilot!!!
  5. blessedby3

    blessedby3 Actually Blessedby4 now, but cant change my userna

    Mar 7, 2003
    We just watched it too. Awsome job. I was praying for a safe landing and was so glad to see that is what they got!! :flower:
  6. rlduvall

    rlduvall DIS Veteran

    May 7, 2002
    We also watched it live and I told me DH that was some of the best, unintentional, PR Jet Blue could have. I had tears in my eyes. ;)
  7. Lewisc

    Lewisc <a href="

    May 23, 2000
    The pilot and flight crew did an outstanding job. I'm waiting to hear an explanation as to why the plane wasn't capable of dumping fuel.
  8. debster812

    debster812 <font color=blue>DIS Earth Angel!<br><font color=0

    Mar 19, 2001
    The Airbus's simply don't have the capacity. There is a pretty long thread over on flyertalk discussing this situation, and another thread discussing the lack of ability to dump fuel. It seems that MANY planes can't. Only the really large, long haul planes can do it.
    I have to echo the thoughts here, that JetBlue crew did an outstanding job!
  9. Chip 'n Dale Express

    Chip 'n Dale Express Can't stay put!<br><font color=purple>I met lots o

    Jul 29, 2002
    THe pilot certainly did a great job landing like that... I couldn't imagine being one of those people up there, though. 3 hours of circling is one thing, but to be watching yourselves on CNN is another. I would think that would just make people more nervous.
  10. tebookie

    tebookie WDW FAN

    May 1, 2001
    And to think...since Jet Blue offers Direct TV...some of the passengers were actually watching this emergency landing from their seats on the plane!

    Jet rok!
  11. Rocket-Man

    Rocket-Man Earning My Ears

    Aug 28, 2005
    TVs are turned off for takeoff and landings, per FAA I believe so no they certainly weren't watching themselves land I'm sure.
  12. kimisabella

    kimisabella <font color=red>I wonder if he/she is coming on th

    Jul 11, 2004
    We watched the landing live last night and couldn't believe how well everything turned out. We've flown JetBlue several times, and we're going to fly them again next weekend and this only proves to us how wonderful they really are in cost, service, and quality.
  13. gigi1313

    gigi1313 DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2001
    when the passengers finally landed in ny this morning the news had a fellow on who said "yes" they were watching themselves on tv... scary!
  14. DisDon

    DisDon Mouseketeer

    Apr 27, 2005
    DW works for JB in ressies, and last night was our 14th Wedding Anniv., so we were heading out the door to go to dinner when we saw this on TV. We were glued to the TV for the next hour or so it took before the landing, and I too was totally impressed with the skill of the pilot, and the durability of the landing gear construction. She's now working overtime today, I'm curious to see what kind of calls she's getting. I got to shake David Neeleman's hand last time I tried to fly (I'm king of the last standby to NOT get on the plane). We :love: JetBlue!!!
  15. manning

    manning Just for that I have requested it

    Feb 12, 2002
    I don't know the back ground of this pilot, but many have military backgrounds. I had a relative who was a pilot in the air force. You wouldn't believe the conditions they were reguired to fly in. Plus now the flight simulators used. I have heard that when a pilot transfer to another type aircraft he can qualify in a simulator. That's how good they are. By the time you are put thru training you come out of there ringing wet.

    AS a side note. Do you remember the United crash in Iowa when the DC-10 lost its hydraulics and the plane had to be guided by the use of the engines. I caught a show on cable discussing new technology using on board computers and software making it possible to fly and land an airplane with the engines alone (like the Iowa incident) almost as easily as if all the controls were available. They expect it to available in a few years.

    It is being tested in a flight simulator.
  16. DBC

    DBC Mouseketeer

    Aug 19, 2003
    And I'd like to take a moment to congratulate all the other airlines that managed to keep their landing gear in perfect working order yesterday!
  17. JimFitz

    JimFitz <font color=deeppink>possum chauffeur<br><font col

    Apr 9, 2004
    If we had three hours to prepare for a blowout, many people would do just fine.

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