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cougardude
10-29-2009, 09:43 PM
Anyone here ever been on a flight where the oxygen masks dropped and you were told to put them on?

My sister and I were on a flight from Salt Lake City to Houston yesterday and it happened. Talk about scary! We had been in the air for a good while and one of the flight attendants came on the PA and announced that we were heading back to Salt Lake City. Of course, we're all looking around at each other wondering what's up. A short time later the oxygen masks dropped and the pilot came on (never telling us what the problem was) and said we were diverting to Grand Junction, CO. Thankfully we made it safely to Grand Junction and were told the cabin pressure started dropping when we were at 35,000 feet so they needed to get the plane down. We sat on the plane on the tarmac at the airport in Grand Junction for almost half an hour before they deboarded us into the terminal. They ended up sending another plane and crew from Salt Lake which got to Grand Junction a little after 10pm Texas time and we got into Houston about 1am. Only about 7.5 hours after our scheduled 5:37 arrival time! We were in Grand Junction about 5 hours or so. Luckily, that was the last leg of the trip my sister and I were on. We got back to her house in Spring around 2am.

Afterwards my sister told me that she had called and told her husband to pray for us before we got on the SLC to Houston flight because she didn't feel right about the flight. She broke down a little when we did land in Grand Junction. I was surprised I didn't get more upset, but the plane never felt like it was having any problems which I took as a good thing. It was still scary and pray that I never have to go through it again. I did pray after the oxygen masks were deployed. Praise God for his protection over our flight, crew and passengers. The Delta crew was awesome in keeping everyone calm.

JagFan
10-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Glad you are OK. I have never seen the masks drop. Someone was watching out for that plane.

F18mustang
10-29-2009, 09:47 PM
There must have been some disturbance with the cabin pressure. Even the slightest opening in the fuselage or cargo hold can cause the masks to drop. When they drop don't even think about anything else except putting them on. The oxygen around you is dissapearing fast.

Do you remember what kind of plane it was?

This is why you fly Southwest.

the_phoenix612
10-29-2009, 09:50 PM
There must have been some disturbance with the cabin pressure. Even the slightest opening in the fuselage or cargo hold can cause the masks to drop. When they drop don't even think about anything else except putting them on. The oxygen around you is dissapearing fast.

Do you remember what kind of plane it was?

This is why you fly Southwest.
Southwest's airplanes are PERFECT!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31902513/ns/travel-news/

http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Video/090714/nn_02costello_plane_090714.300w.jpg

cougardude
10-29-2009, 09:50 PM
There must have been some disturbance with the cabin pressure. Even the slightest opening in the fuselage or cargo hold can cause the masks to drop. When they drop don't even think about anything else except putting them on. The oxygen around you is dissapearing fast.

Do you remember what kind of plane it was?

This is why you fly Southwest.

It was a Delta Connection flight on a Canadair Regional Jet. I made the travel arrangements through Expedia. My sister didn't really care for the smaller jets.:(

F18mustang
10-29-2009, 09:55 PM
Southwest's airplanes are PERFECT!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31902513/ns/travel-news/

http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Video/090714/nn_02costello_plane_090714.300w.jpg

Damnit, I knew somebody would bring this up. Can't be perfect all the time.

F18mustang
10-29-2009, 09:56 PM
It was a Delta Connection flight on a Canadair Regional Jet. I made the travel arrangements through Expedia. My sister didn't really care for the smaller jets.:(

What was your flight number?

cougardude
10-29-2009, 10:00 PM
what was your flight number?

4440

F18mustang
10-29-2009, 10:02 PM
4440

I'm about to go straight beast mode on this.

F18mustang
10-29-2009, 10:08 PM
Heres your diverted flight path to Grand Junction:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW47V/history/20091028/2000Z/KSLC/KGJT
Heres your new flight to Houston:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW4440/history/20091029/0329Z/KGJT/KIAH

Looks like the pressure problem appeared around 26,000 feet. A descent rate of almost 3,000 feet per minute is steeper than usual for an airliner.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW47V/history/20091028/2000Z/KSLC/KGJT/tracklog

Slim-Rob
10-29-2009, 10:30 PM
Heres your diverted flight path to Grand Junction:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW47V/history/20091028/2000Z/KSLC/KGJT
Heres your new flight to Houston:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW4440/history/20091029/0329Z/KGJT/KIAH

Looks like the pressure problem appeared around 26,000 feet. A descent rate of almost 3,000 feet per minute is steeper than usual for an airliner.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW47V/history/20091028/2000Z/KSLC/KGJT/tracklog

damn plane flew in a circle

okt0ber
10-29-2009, 11:45 PM
Southwest's airplanes are PERFECT!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31902513/ns/travel-news/

http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Video/090714/nn_02costello_plane_090714.300w.jpg

LOL. You're such a hater. Southwest is the best airline this country has... I suppose you hate on them because they actually make money? I know it's the liberal way to usually lose money on endeavors.

I plan my vacations around places that Southwest flies.

the_phoenix612
10-29-2009, 11:48 PM
LOL. You're such a hater. Southwest is the best airline this country has... I suppose you hate on them because they actually make money? I know it's the liberal way to usually lose money on endeavors.

I plan my vacations around places that Southwest flies.
I love Southwest.

HUM398
10-30-2009, 01:36 AM
LOL. You're such a hater. Southwest is the best airline this country has... I suppose you hate on them because they actually make money? I know it's the liberal way to usually lose money on endeavors.

I plan my vacations around places that Southwest flies.

that's a shame.


a whole other world out there outside of the Good Ol' USA....

Stands junky
10-30-2009, 01:37 AM
GRAB YOUR BAGS!! ITS ON!!! :cool: I love love southwest. been flying with them since i was 4 years old. I dont fly anyone else but southwest. :D

the_phoenix612
10-30-2009, 01:43 AM
that's a shame.


a whole other world out there outside of the Good Ol' USA....
not one worth anything, right?

DragonBand06
10-30-2009, 02:03 AM
Southwest's airplanes are PERFECT!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31902513/ns/travel-news/

http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Video/090714/nn_02costello_plane_090714.300w.jpgThe thing is, honestly, this could happen to any given plane on any given day. People don't realize how little has to happen for cracks and imperfections in the walls of the plane to propagate and become holes. That being said, planes and all other objects designed for human contact or use are designed with built in factors of safety to ensure that the maximum stresses are never experienced. Considering the number of deaths and injuries associated with flying every year, it's extremely safe. My point is that Southwest is not necessarily at fault, as the material used to build the fuselage could have contained undetectable cracks or imperfections of sizes large enough that they would not have been planned for.

cougardude
10-30-2009, 08:07 AM
Heres your diverted flight path to Grand Junction:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW47V/history/20091028/2000Z/KSLC/KGJT
Heres your new flight to Houston:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW4440/history/20091029/0329Z/KGJT/KIAH

Looks like the pressure problem appeared around 26,000 feet. A descent rate of almost 3,000 feet per minute is steeper than usual for an airliner.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW47V/history/20091028/2000Z/KSLC/KGJT/tracklog

Thanks for that info F18Mustang. Wow - don't think I really ever noticed us turning that much even though they first said we were going back to Salt Lake and later said Grand Junction.

Favpack
10-30-2009, 08:15 AM
Thanks for that info F18Mustang. Wow - don't think I really ever noticed us turning that much even though they first said we were going back to Salt Lake and later said Grand Junction.

Glad all was ok. I'm not a huge fan of flying, and have never experienced that.

cougardude
10-30-2009, 08:17 AM
Glad all was ok. I'm not a huge fan of flying, and have never experienced that.


Thanks Favpack. I don't fly a whole lot, but that was a first and hopefully a last time to experience something like that. Did hear in all our hours of waiting that it was the first time flying ever for one young lady and she had to have been scared out of her mind.

the_phoenix612
10-30-2009, 10:36 AM
The thing is, honestly, this could happen to any given plane on any given day. People don't realize how little has to happen for cracks and imperfections in the walls of the plane to propagate and become holes. That being said, planes and all other objects designed for human contact or use are designed with built in factors of safety to ensure that the maximum stresses are never experienced. Considering the number of deaths and injuries associated with flying every year, it's extremely safe. My point is that Southwest is not necessarily at fault, as the material used to build the fuselage could have contained undetectable cracks or imperfections of sizes large enough that they would not have been planned for.
certainly, and I thought the hubub at the time was absurd.

I just like poking holes :p

Maroondog
10-30-2009, 10:42 AM
The only time I've seen the masks drop was on a landing years ago. The pilot hit the runway so hard all the masks came down. Scared the crap out of me.

RedRage00
10-30-2009, 10:59 AM
LOL. You're such a hater. Southwest is the best airline this country has... I suppose you hate on them because they actually make money? I know it's the liberal way to usually lose money on endeavors.

I plan my vacations around places that Southwest flies.

Southwest has reported 4 losses in the last 5 quarters.

The best airline I've ever taken was Air France. I could tell I was back in the states when I came back from Europe LOL

DragonBand06
10-30-2009, 02:31 PM
I just like poking holes :pYou have the right to remain silent; you have the right to an attorney; if you cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed to you by the court... ;)

the_phoenix612
10-30-2009, 03:03 PM
You have the right to remain silent; you have the right to an attorney; if you cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed to you by the court... ;)
I think I'll waive my Miranda and continue to kick your *** all over this board :p

DragonBand06
10-30-2009, 03:06 PM
I think I'll waive my Miranda and continue to kick your *** all over this board :pNo, you see it was a play on words because there was a hole in the plane and you said you like poking holes.

the_phoenix612
10-30-2009, 03:20 PM
no, you see it was a play on words because there was a hole in the plane and you said you like poking holes.
1.2/10

okt0ber
10-30-2009, 05:03 PM
Southwest has reported 4 losses in the last 5 quarters.

The best airline I've ever taken was Air France. I could tell I was back in the states when I came back from Europe LOL

Losses due to changes in accounting. Over their lifetime, they still have a pretty nice profitablility.

okt0ber
10-30-2009, 05:04 PM
that's a shame.


a whole other world out there outside of the Good Ol' USA....


I haven't even seen the majority of this country.... I don't need to go elsewhere just yet.. other than Mexico.

F18mustang
10-30-2009, 05:06 PM
you like poking holes.

Thats what she said.

RedRage00
10-30-2009, 07:02 PM
I haven't even seen the majority of this country.... I don't need to go elsewhere just yet.. other than Mexico.

Well, stop going to Milwaukee over and over again...then you could see other parts of the world :)

Firebird
10-30-2009, 11:21 PM
Singapore Air FTW.

F18mustang
10-30-2009, 11:22 PM
Singapore Air FTW.

Yup

Firebird
10-30-2009, 11:24 PM
Yup

http://manichkina.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/1215093469_0172276x430.jpg

F18mustang
10-30-2009, 11:26 PM
http://manichkina.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/1215093469_0172276x430.jpg

Pacific Southwest Airlines, 1972:

http://www.skylighters.org/amanoutoftime/goldenagestewardess1.jpg

okt0ber
10-31-2009, 12:23 AM
Well, stop going to Milwaukee over and over again...then you could see other parts of the world :)


LMAO. I'm going to Minneapolis next.

the_phoenix612
10-31-2009, 11:35 AM
What about KLM?

hoo2ers
10-31-2009, 08:00 PM
The only time I've seen the masks drop was on a landing years ago. The pilot hit the runway so hard all the masks came down.
FLY NAVY Baby !! Bet you arrived early also.:D

TheBigPeach
10-31-2009, 08:08 PM
LOL. You're such a hater. Southwest is the best airline this country has... I suppose you hate on them because they actually make money? I know it's the liberal way to usually lose money on endeavors.

I plan my vacations around places that Southwest flies.

I disagree, AirTran is the way to go!

TXFOOSBALL
10-31-2009, 11:20 PM
Sinapore air is the bomb. I used to live there and we would always fly with them when we had the chance. Seats lay down like beds and asian slaves are willing to give you an HJ if you asked for it.

EVA air is great as well. I used to fly from Texas to Japan with them. Great service but one time I had a smelly indian sitting next to me for that long flight. I had to stick some of their breathmints up my nose just so I could fall asleep.

dragonsdaddy
11-01-2009, 01:17 AM
I disagree, AirTran is the way to go!
only until swa starts flying into atl.

F18mustang
11-01-2009, 01:22 AM
only until swa starts flying into atl.

Which will never happen.