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By Username / Friday 27 May 2011 21:13 / United States
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By  nocanhaz  |  14

You can get off the plane easy. Just have a "claustrophobic breakdown" and I'm pretty sure they would let you off, or you would just known as the person that went crazy on the plane. Either way it's worth it.

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  LordGoober  |  29

Yes planes are protected from lightning and electrical interference despite the fact of being made from aluminum. But it's the fact of that large of an object going down the runway at 200 mph, if you hit even a puddle of water the pilots may lose control.

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  Kukua  |  29

Um no. That is not why they can't move. A red alert means nobody is allowed out on the runway due to lightning, and therefore no planes can be pushed back or waived in. The plane can't back itself out of the gate so they have to wait until the ramp agents are allowed back outside to push them back.

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  Antares_01  |  29

Thank goodness for people who know airport operations procedures and aren't an idiot like 42... And FYI, lightning doesn't "bounce off", it actually goes through the plane and out towards the ground. Unless you were trolling, in which case congratulations.

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  Carpy  |  7

So just because it happens to everyone means he doesn't have a right to have an emotional feeling that's negative towards the fact that he's having to sit in a very small confined space for hours? People are allowed to complain or praise as necessary.

By  nocanhaz  |  14

You can get off the plane easy. Just have a "claustrophobic breakdown" and I'm pretty sure they would let you off, or you would just known as the person that went crazy on the plane. Either way it's worth it.

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  goshpeople  |  14

Clever idea... but I don't think the point was to get off the plane. The OP probably only mentioned the fact that they couldn't leave because having to sit for hours in an enclosed space with little to do made the delay worse.

By  Travis420  |  6

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  Carpy  |  6

It doesn't hurt anything when they're sitting on the runway idling. 12 - let's see you go sit for hours on a plane with an iPhone in your pocket & never use it.

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  Kukua  |  6

I'd they are sitting for that long, the engines aren't fired up. Electronics are fine, and probably encouraged to keep people occupied lol.

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