Alaska Air Flight #536: A Report from Jeremy Herrmans

Jeremy’s report is fascinating.  He and the others on the flight(crew included) must have been terrified.  At least as interesting, to me, as the near-disaster is the battle in the comments on his post between his defenders and those who think he’s either a liar or a wimp.  It’s incredible how rude some people can be.  Also, Jeremy is showing great restraint(as with all blog software these days, he has the ability to delete comments before anyone sees them – and yet he’s approved TONS of negative comments).

To those that say he is over-reacting or a wimp: Personally, a loud bang, followed by depressurization, followed by the masks, followed by an odor that resembles burning would scare the crap out of me, too.

And those that say he’s a liar?  Some of the first people to call him dishonest made those comments from an IP address attached to Alaska Air.  Nice.

I’m glad he and the others are safe and I’m glad he filed his report for us all to believe and/or sympathize with.  Meanwhile, I totally agree that the baggage handler is at fault and AK Air is not necessarily at fault.  I’ll continue to fly Alaska when I visit my family in Anchorage.

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