I am a frequent flyer and flew last Monday. The cockpit door was open before the flight left and then the flight attendant closed it with a click. It did not seem to have a code entry on the door itself, it may have been somewhere else.nonhocapito wrote: 1) the story goes that after 9/11 those doors are reinforced and armored against hijackers. You can only open with a code which can be however overridden by someone inside. This was explained in a post above in this thread
That same example by the way does contradict my own thinking on crushing the door with a trolley a bit as the cockpit door opens outward of the cockpit, into the cabin. But on the other hand; deforming the door may break the lock on it so one could enter. If your life depended on it, I would say you use the last 8 minutes of it to force whatever entry you could...
It was a comment posted by users on another forum. One of them a pilot according to his own statements, no way to verify that of course. In any case it's a fallacy; if the door is sound proof you cannot not hear the "trolley banging" and do hear the pilot "fist banging" (this difference was not clear in my previous post, you're right, I read the same thing about the pilot banging his fist on the door) and the "passengers screaming" at the same time.2) where have you read that you cannot "hear the pilot banging on the door"? I've read the opposite.
Ok, that sounds reasonable. But does Germanwings have to pay so much more if they stay in their own country at Düsseldorf? Might be good to get info on costs of being on the ground there.3) I've read an explanation about the taking of a longer route: this appears to be common for low cost companies: the costs of staying in the air are apparently sometimes higher than the costs of sitting in certain airports. Hence the deliberate lengthening of flying times.
Also a comparison with previous flight routes of Germanwings on the same trajectory would be a good thing. If this diversion is normal compared to earlier tracks my argument is lost. If this is a unique choice of route and there are no other parameters like weather patterns involved, I'd say it still stands.
No problem at all, nonhocapito, I am not taking any arguing in your reaction and very much appreciate the counterarguments.Please beware: I am not arguing your points because I think the story is believable. It isn't. Just trying to point in the right direction. The faults in the scripts pale in front of the lousy character creation we are witnessing, and the bad imagery.