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Losing cabin pressure at 20,000 feet

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Big Buckin' agate_monkey, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    I'll make this as brief as I can ...

    Taking a Delta flight from Cincy to St. Louis this afternoon. We got high enough they allowed electronics, when a passenger asked about the A/C because it was rather warm. Flight attendant said the pilot was working on it.

    We get about 25 minutes into our 50 minute flight and the chimes ring, sending the flight attendant to the phone. She holds the phone to her ear and winces while pulling it away from her ear, like it was very loud on that end of the phone. She hung up the phone, and frantically put away the cookies and drinks she was handing out before strapping into her seat.

    Pilot called over the intercom and said, "We're having pressurization issues and out of an abundance of caution, we're returning to Cincinnati."

    1) We were at least half way to St. Louis. Why turn around? Why not divert to Indy, Louisville, Nashville, etc.?
    2) I just looked up info on cabin pressure, and heard from someone on the plane who knows a pilot who said if it was just cabin pressure, they would not have turned around. Makes me think there's more to this than just cabin pressure.
    3) The flight attendant looked like she messed her kit in that chair.

    Any thoughts on what happened here? Other than Delta.
  2. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Probably snakes.
  3. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

  4. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing everyone was calm until the flight attendant said, "We're also out of coffee ..." :D

    Seriously, glad you're on the ground and (hopefully) at your destination safely, agate_monkey.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    That's my worst nightmare.
  6. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Not in STL yet. Spending a night in Northern Kentucky first.
  7. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    <img src="https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/283762_510689722279654_1740089279_n.jpg">

    Seriously though...glad nothing bad happened.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Go find a Wal-Mart. I heard you can have sex there.
  9. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Driving now?

    And good to hear you're safe and on the ground.
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Some days, some people. So fucking on point.
  11. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    The one I never understand is "we're having problems with the landing gear, so we're going back to where we started from."

    Hell, if you're not sure whether the landing gear will work, what difference does it make where you try to land? Fly to where you're going and crash there. Especially as they inevitably end up burning off all the fuel anyway.
  12. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    Sometimes they need an airport with a longer runway than the one you're headed to.
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