- Oct 5, 2007
- Total Time
What's your point? Ever been cruising along and hit CAT while the F/A's are doing their service and pax are up? When your acft has 250 pax and a crew of 10 F/A's more people are going to be up and exposed than a CRJ or Learjet. My experience is NWA has the best turbulence forecasting and most conservative avoidance policies in the industry. Sometimes it just doesn't matter...http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20090123_9_hurt_as_isle-bound_flight_encounters_turbulence.html
Anybody have their own stories to tell?
The article says moderate, hmmm. I doubt that.
.My experience is NWA has the best turbulence forecasting and most conservative avoidance policies in the industry. Sometimes it just doesn't matter...
I was referring to NWA's TP (turbulence plotting) system that is part of their meteorology and dispatch. Very aggressive about routing you around turbulence and crew/cabin procedures if it is unavoidable..
I think that "honor" goes to USAirways. Going across a smooth atlantic for 9hrs with the seat belt sign on, and when someone gets up to go to the facilities they get yelled at that the seatbelt sign is still on. Try to go to the galley for a drink and get chased out of there.
I experienced it twice and haven't flown them since. I'm a happy gold-member with NWA now