QUOTE(Davidvfr @ Jun 19 2009, 01:27 PM) [snapback]130957[/snapback]
Guys Guys!! Really, come on now. The reason they have the tech problems and cannot fly is because, yes, you guessed it - I am not on the job. Now had I been on the job at the time of the problems then we could have gone - as far as arriving is concerned, well, there is no need to be greedy now is there?
There is a whole bunch of tech probs that can happen on the ground before departure, they are not in the AOM or on ECAM nor in the anythingelse except a Lufthansa chief Engineers Tool box. However, those in the know will have a glossary of all the "W--- T-- F--- is it doing now" questions - because it does it does do naughty little things, just to try and catch you out - If you put in a fresh crew sparklingly trained and quintessentialy perfect then its no use if they don`t have the half-a-cup-of-tea-a-fag-and a biscuit theory of "collect all the unlisted no nos and laminate the sheet"
I have, because, I am brilliant and fantastic and well, the best.
F,F,For example, the other day we were taxying out and I was pax. We had to hold for 8 minutes due to "ATC problems"
More like, "monkey nut here has just lobbed it out of nav to try a fast align and, well, it has not happened, so we are going to perform a full alignment and may just be done in 8 mins. So there we sat in this area cordoned off by traffic cones, far too expensive to go by car so I sat tight, pretending to look with awe at the speakers and make interested while looking outside the window on to the burning concrete - thanking God for Aircon - and wishing we could get airborne and dig into the munchies (. . .does no one want to eat in this world. . . ?)
On a less lighter note, naturally one CAN re-boot anything on the A--- you can lose the entire FMGC it is not the end of the world, far from it, computors can never take over man, they are unresonable, and do little to help, they have no initiative will rarely innovate but they do as they are told and they don`t eat any of the food which is a blessing.