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Old 05-02-2018, 08:37 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Seriously, what are the odds?
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/02/us/so...ing/index.html
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:55 PM
 
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It happens. If it hadn't have been for the timing just two weeks after the last incident, we probably wouldn't have heard about this one.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:54 PM
 
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The odds of what??

Flight windows crack all the time. That's why they are double-paned. I don't get why this is even a news story. Southwest is the largest airline in the world in terms of number of aircraft so......duh.
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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This is why airplanes have double or more paned windows. It's not quite the same thing as an engine blowing out and bashing out a window.
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:23 AM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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The odds of what??

Flight windows crack all the time. That's why they are double-paned. I don't get why this is even a news story. Southwest is the largest airline in the world in terms of number of aircraft so......duh.
While I did know that they were double-pane & that it was the outer window, I didn’t realize it was a frequent occurrence.

Apparently all the passengers seated in the rows near the window started moving away into other areas & I don’t blame them. Do they always divert those flights to nearby airports?
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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Apparently all the passengers seated in the rows near the window started moving away into other areas & I donít blame them. Do they always divert those flights to nearby airports?
Usually yes, unless the destination or origin airport are reasonably close. The immediate action taken by the flight crew is to descend to 10,000 ft, so even if both panes crack it's no longer a big deal.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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Wouldn't the sensible thing to do would be to ground many planes until they figure out what caused it in the first place?
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Under Moon & Star
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Wouldn't the sensible thing to do would be to ground many planes until they figure out what caused it in the first place?
No.

To 'ground many planes' because a window cracked would be a massive overreaction.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:26 AM
 
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I can't even imagine the terror of being in the window seat when that happens.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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We're flying in a couple of weeks and that's precisely why I reserved an aisle and middle seat.
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