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SQ Flight Turbulence 1 Dead and 20 Injured Passengers

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    Why is a newspaper citing a "16 year old aviation journalist"


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    It's not a newspaper - it's an agglomeration of spotters.


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    https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cpwwy3wq5p6o

    The airline said it will pay $10,000 (£7,800) to those who sustained minor injuries, in a Facebook post.
    Seems kind of unfair if you were doing the right thing and wearing a seat belt but don't get the $10,000!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:


    Seems kind of unfair if you were doing the right thing and wearing a seat belt but don't get the $10,000!
    even if I don't disagree with you, what do you think would happen if they were to do something like this. Better spend a few insurance money and get away unscratched rather than unleash the whole internet against you

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    Quote Originally Posted by north2:
    even if I don't disagree with you, what do you think would happen if they were to do something like this. Better spend a few insurance money and get away unscratched rather than unleash the whole internet against you
    For such a big company like that, of course they can't fool around and do what's morally right. Actually, as the article notes, they are legally obliged to compensate injured passengers. But why not say, ok, those of you fools not wearing your seat belts and got injured, you get 10k, but 15k to those of you wearing your seat belts! (Of course, it would be impossible to wear your seat belt 100% of the time on a flight...)

    But in any case, the system seems to incentivize not wearing your seat belt, because you might get a minor injury and a bonus $10,000!

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    Or you might kill yourself on the way up and land on your 6 month old on the way down... Just saying, hopefully worth the insurance and airline payout.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiaque:
    For such a big company like that, of course they can't fool around and do what's morally right. Actually, as the article notes, they are legally obliged to compensate injured passengers. But why not say, ok, those of you fools not wearing your seat belts and got injured, you get 10k, but 15k to those of you wearing your seat belts! (Of course, it would be impossible to wear your seat belt 100% of the time on a flight...)

    But in any case, the system seems to incentivize not wearing your seat belt, because you might get a minor injury and a bonus $10,000!
    Claim you were injured when the seatbelt cut into your torso and find a counselor to write a diagnosis for PTSD then and grab that sweet, sweet 10k? At least that is what an American would do- or, actually, would hold out for more (pain and suffering, whatever). In the US, pretty sure any attorney for the airlines would say get ALL of them to sign a convenant not to sue, 10k each is cheap at the price.

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    There is a female passenger who is paralysed from the neck down, hopefully she did not sign a waiver


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