I’m not really sure if all of you heard about this story right away or not but living in Minnesota, we were aware of it right away while it was going on. We kept hearing “pilots overflew Mpls airport and are somewhere over Eau Claire, Wisconsin.”
The first thing we were told was these two pilots fell asleep. Then we heard they were having a “disagreement” and just didn’t answer the radio calls. Now we hear that they were on their personal laptops “studying the airlines new policies”. Alrightythen.
Now I’m sure you’ve all heard their pilots licenses have been revoked and they have 10 days to file an appeal. Okay, nobody was hurt and they did get the plane where it was supposed to be “eventually” and I won’t even fly but I think to lose their licenses forever is a bit harsh.
But that’s not what I wanted to ask you all. What I wanted to know is why this story keeps changing. Everyday I hear new things. Today I even read that they were having sex with one of the flight attendants. I do wonder though where our national security was….okay, I digress……does it really matter what they were doing? Does it matter if they were sleeping? Does it matter if they were playing on their laptops? They ignored all those people trying to get a hold of them and yet all everyone wants to know is what they were doing and that story keeps changing and I sit here and thing WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
Do you think they should be banned from piloting forever or just a set amount of time? Do you honestly care what they were doing while they weren’t doing their job? Is that issue even important anymore? Is there a difference between taking a nap or playing online or even having sex? They should have been paying attention and flying the darn plane and I could care less about wasting all this time and money speculating the “truth.”