Jerry Skinner, Aviation Attorney, January 16, 20
No photos or media in this blog, too serious.
Within the last week the Administrator of Malaysian Airlines at Kahzanah in Kuala Lumpur announced that the rebranding, rebirth and retasking of flight routes has moved the “new” airline ahead of the curve for it’s planned return to financial success. Too bad. Why? Because that means that more people are filling the seats with more innocent butts. It means that the airline has succeeded by a combination of new flight attendant uniforms, new aircraft liveries and colors, bright and shiney new widebodies and clever media in fooling the public into believing that flight operations are now safer.
Remember MH Flight 370 is still lost. Soon efforts to find it will cease. Remember that MH 17 was shot down because in part the airline operation department did less to analyze threats and risks along routes of flight than your average parent does to check their 4th graders route to school. Who needs to check troop movements, heavy weapons moving to positions enroute, the growing number of other aircraft shot down in the area of their commercial route. That does not even begin to count the signals of danger in the press, diplomatic information, aviation authorities opinions and just plain common sense. A quality lacking at MAS and now at MAB. But more people are flying, isn’t that all that matters?
No, never not in my mind. Ever. The flight attendants from MH17 remain uncompensated. Malaysians, by the economy of their own 1956 national law and the perverse greed of MAS and their European insurers live lives which when forfeited to anothers gross stupidity are worth less than anyone else on the planet. Malaysians, employees, good people need dignity and ask for so little more that MAS should pay out of shame.
Has this little vignette of greed convinced you that MAS-MAB is indeed safer. Probably an unrelated concern. I grant you that. But consider that since July 17, 2014 when MH 17 was sacrificed to the Russian war effort, at least 8 Malaysian Airlines flights have had to return to airports of departure or divert for emergency landings, usually because of undisclosed technical issues. This all occurred and continues even recently, while flying new A380’s and 787 Dreamliners.
I’m sorry, but serious people who care should run Airlines and when their best efforts fail, they should take care of their own with grace and gratitude. So you guys keep counting the beans and stiffing the families. Eventually I hope you all find honest work