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Air Transat Pakistani First Officer embarrasses Pakistan

Post by pkjet » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:00 pm

Always sad when someone of Pakistani origin ruins Pakistan's reputation like this.
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Two pilots appear in court charged with alcohol offences
19 July 2016

The Air Transat flight was delayed from leaving Glasgow Airport after two pilots were arrested

Two pilots have appeared in court after being arrested at Glasgow Airport on suspicion of being impaired through alcohol.
Captain Jean-Francois Perreault, aged 39, and Imran Zafar Syed, who is 37, were remanded in custody.

They were arrested at the airport on Monday on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol.
The Canadian pair were due to fly a Canada-bound Air Transat plane with 345 passengers and nine crew on board.
The flight was held up overnight and eventually lifted off at 10:30 on Tuesday.
Air Transat apologised to those customers affected and offered passengers compensation of 200 Canadian dollars off their next flight as a "goodwill gesture".
In a letter it said: "Please accept our sincere apologies for the disruption caused by the delay of your flight. While it is our policy to do everything within our power to ensure on-time performance, regrettably, this is not always the possible."
The company said the safety of its crews and passengers was its top priority and that it would await the results of court proceedings before commenting further.
The delayed flight took off from Glasgow just after 10:30 on Tuesday.
What the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 says
The pilots were arrested under section 93 of the Act.
It focuses on the limit of any alcohol consumption and says it is an offence to perform or prepare to perform certain aviation-related functions with more than a prescribed level of alcohol in the body.
That limit is set at 20 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood for those activities carried out by aircrew and air traffic controllers. In the case of breath, nine microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres are allowed and in urine the limit is 27 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres.
The drink-drive limit in Scotland is more than twice the blood limit, which currently stands at 50mg in 100ml and reflects the speed of reaction needed by aircrew and air traffic controllers to respond to potential emergency situations.
Aviation functions can be defined as acting as a pilot during a flight, acting as navigator of an aircraft or as a flight radio-telephony operator during a flight, as well as acting as a member of the cabin crew.
Anyone convicted of committing an offence under the act can face up to two years in prison or a fine or both.
Flight delay comp letter
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Passengers on the flight received a letter about compensation for the flight delay

Some of the passengers checking in at Glasgow Airport said they were angry at the way they had been treated by the airline and by the lack of information from staff.
One man told BBC Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme: "There is some compensation, money for flying, but I don't think that will be acceptable for anyone who's been inconvenienced for the whole day."
'It's our shuttle to work'
Glasgow-based TV presenters and interior designers, Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, were due to be on the flight.
They explained that passengers had been told the plane could not take off due to "operational reasons".
Mr Ryan, who along with Mr McAllister presents a TV show in Canada, said it was a "real hassle" that their flight had been delayed "first by a couple of hours, then by 21 hours, and then cancelled".
He added: "That flight for us is essentially our shuttle to work, we come backwards and forwards to Glasgow maybe 20 times, 30 times a year.
"It is one of those things, we have had a lot of really good experiences and one really awful one in light of what has allegedly happened."
Air Transat plane takes off
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The delayed Air Transat flight took off from Glasgow at 10:30 on Tuesday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-36832625
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Re: Air Transat Pakistani First Officer embarrasses Pakistan

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:38 pm

It's wrong to link/associate Pakistan with this incident.

Both are Canadian pilots.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/pi ... 44941.html
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/07/2 ... n-scotland

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Re: Air Transat Pakistani First Officer embarrasses Pakistan

Post by pkjet » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:59 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:It's wrong to link/associate Pakistan with this incident.

Both are Canadian pilots.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/pi ... 44941.html
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/07/2 ... n-scotland

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Abbas, I fully appreciate what you mean. However the First Officer is of Pakistani origin. He will not be looked at as Canadian. So sad that our people behave this way. Saying that, I have seen a PIA Pilot leave the aircraft at Manchester during boarding to buy alcohol in the Tax Free shop in Terminal 2 and then walk back through the airbridge in full view of passengers with a batlee...losers.
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Re: Air Transat Pakistani First Officer embarrasses Pakistan

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:40 pm

pkjet wrote:However the First Officer is of Pakistani origin. He will not be looked at as Canadian
The topic title "Air Transat Pakistani First Officer embarrasses Pakistan" is misleading and looks like an attempt to link the incident with Pakistan/Pakistanis. News reports have identified that pilot as Canadian national.

Pakistan or Pakistani origin is not even mentioned & rightly so in news reports.

In my opinion, Pakistan should not be linked with people who abandoned/discarded Pakistani nationality/passport or their descendants who don't use Pakistani nationality/passport.

I'm also against dual nationality policy. A person should be a Pakistani or national of some other country - not both at the same time.

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Re: Air Transat Pakistani First Officer embarrasses Pakistan

Post by pkjet » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:58 pm

I fully respect what you say Abbas.
However it is clear from his name that this First Officer is of Pakistani origin.
A bit like the PIA Leeds Steward jailed for drugs,this idiot has been jailed for being drunk.
It is no wonder people despise Pakistanis when some of our people go all out to destroy Pakistan's image.
I was born in the UK to Pakistani Patrents and I am deeply proud of my Pakistani heritage and get annoyed when someone goes against Pakistan's values.
Not sure what to say about the dual nationality :)
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Re: Air Transat Pakistani First Officer embarrasses Pakistan

Post by PK_Japan » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:00 am

pkjet. He can be Indian also because Indian Muslim names are similar. If everybody calling him Canadian national then why you forcing tonintroduce him as Pakistani or is there any kind of agenda behind. indian pilots got highest rate in the world for drink and fly. Average 40 to 45 cases every year but no body cries like you. Please be positive and look at positive things also. There is so much in Pakistan to cheer about, just google and enjoy :-)

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Re: Air Transat Pakistani First Officer embarrasses Pakistan

Post by Adnan Anwar » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:32 pm

pkjet wrote:
Abbas Ali wrote:It's wrong to link/associate Pakistan with this incident.

Both are Canadian pilots.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/pi ... 44941.html
http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/07/2 ... n-scotland

Abbas
Abbas, I fully appreciate what you mean. However the First Officer is of Pakistani origin. He will not be looked at as Canadian. So sad that our people behave this way. Saying that, I have seen a PIA Pilot leave the aircraft at Manchester during boarding to buy alcohol in the Tax Free shop in Terminal 2 and then walk back through the airbridge in full view of passengers with a batlee...losers.
No way in the report , the first officer is talked about as Pakistani.

Canadian are not judgemental like Americans and having lived here for 12 years, this news is purely embarrassment for Canada and both will be charged criminally for being intoxicated.
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