Flight Attendants Risk Falling Onto Tarmac As They Struggle To Close Door Of Boeing 737 [Roundup]

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  1. On the woman trapped in the UAE, where is the US state department? Seems they could advocate for a quick resolution. Not saying she gets off free (although very minor crime) but a fine and allowed to leave (maybe with restriction to never return) should do it

  2. Why would you open the door until the stairs or ramp is there unless it’s an emergency and you are activating the slide?

  3. The Dubai incident is just one more reason I would go across the Pacific to get to the East Coast from Southeast Asia instead of through the Middle East.

  4. Odd. I’ve had 2 pat downs by female agents (damn machines are set too sensitive, wire in bra sets them off).

    Both times they were extremely polite, light touches and we laughed and talked during it.

    Attitude can go a link way.

  5. Only time I’m opening that door from the inside is an evacuation. Otherwise the agent can open it from the outside.

  6. I’m embarrassed that I fell for the cheap click-bait of “Risk Falling”. Gary, you know there’s a gust safety lock even though the first flight attendant didn’t.

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