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Aerolineas Argentinas and the stripper who pulled the take off throttle

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 06:44 UTC
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Argentina's flag carrier sacked two pilots and banned a glamorous star and part time stripper from flying in the airline following the release of a video where she is seen in the cabin manipulating some of the instruments when taking off and landing. Victoria Xipolitakis personally offered the recording in her cellular to a local television channel triggering immediate reaction from Aerolineas Argentinas, air security authorities and even passengers. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    Apparently the first officer said and I quote “ that is not the joystick you are holding ” to which she replied “ I didn't realise tht joysticks were only 3” long”
    LOL. Only in Argentina and backwood countries.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 07:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Absolutely flabbergasted!

    Thank God this airline no longer flies to Australia.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 07:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    Imagine being on a flight that was cancelled because the pilots were fighting in the cockpit. Aerolineas.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 08:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    I don't think “fighting” is the verb that readily comes to mind after that article Elaine.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @4 Flirting? Ha.

    Showing off. Very child-like but it does seem that the stripper had them in her thrall.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 08:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    The pilots were thinking with their little head, instead of their big head.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 09:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    Well... it is a Cock Pit....
    Oh dear...

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 11:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I have only flown with Aerolineas Argentinas once.

    I have, however, on my many journeys between South America and the UK, made use of Iberia (frequently), Air Italia, Air France (frequently), and KLM.
    Also, internally, LAN Chile, Avianca, Avior, Conviasa, LASER and several others.
    Many, many times.

    Aerolineas Argentinas the one time.
    Never again.
    I need say no more.

    Except that I am not surprised by this article. Not at all.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSes Doido

    Lol, I'll be walking past one of their check-in desks today.
    Glad I won't be using it!!

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    You'd have to be pretty dumb or an Rg (ame thing) to fly Aerolineas Argentina.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Yeah.
    ame thing Yankee.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Haha
    Too bad (for you) you're still a dumb Rg.

    How do you like the Chinese paramilitary base Crissy gave them for the short term loan?
    Seems like a fair deal.

    The Chinese flags sure do look pretty flying over the Pampas.

    Kidiots.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 02:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    ...Actually, if you're someone who enjoys being degraded and humiliated like a doormat by the airline staff, that wants to risk your precious life as well by potentially experiencing a terrifying, heart in your throat and white knuckles experience; Aerolineas Argentinas is the airline to choose...

    My friend in Mendoza, always flys over on LAN to Santiago and then flys LAN for his international connections. Aerolineas Argentinas has been cited numerous times for poor maintenance.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 03:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    I think this is the proof thread.

    Everyone from @1 to @12 is a RACIST.

    100% RACIST.

    I have heard MANY TIMES of similar incidents of protocol violations in many many airlines, from every single country and continent on the world.

    Yet here we have these racists singling out Aerolineas.

    I will bring articles about the multitude of other airline incidents. It will show the above racists for what they are: racists.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 03:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    What race are Rgs?
    talking monkeys?
    Oh wait that's Brazilians...
    Well maybe you've crossbred.
    Are you claiming to be a new race of some sort?

    Silly stupid Rgs

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 03:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Well the Argentines themselves have plenty to say just how bad their national airline is absolutely one of the worst airlines.

    http://www.bubblear.com/aerolineas-argentinas-terrible-airline-buys-shiny-new-planes/

    Here is a forum by an Argentine of complaints Aerolineas.

    http://www.bubblear.com/aerolineas-argentinas-terrible-airline-buys-shiny-new-planes/

    Frankly, Aerolineas Argentinas is one of the world's worst airlines and is to be avoided at all costs, especially on a long haul. Their counter staff and flight attendants are exceptionally rude and inattentive. Their lounges are shabby.
    Their business class product is outdated by at least twenty years. They are notorious for work stoppages, mechanical delays, and hemorrhaging massive amounts of money. LAN, on the other hand, is a well run operation that has an extensive intra-Argentina network.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    Well as they say, in the land of the Blind the Cyclops is king.

    You can't help but squirt your pathetic nationalism can't you.

    LAN is a mediocre airline at best. It is run “ok” in the sense it is viable and makes a profit (I think), but in terms of overall service, quality, amenities, it is a grain of sand in the beach. At best middle of the pack.

    For sure I never fly them as I don't want my cash flowing to Chile or Brazil.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Better to be in the middle of the pack than bringing up the rear.
    My guess is you've never flown
    Many many many Rgs have never flown.

    Its like a noisy bird in the sky to them.

    BTW what's the new race you claim to be?
    I am super curious.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    Awful lot of silicon in that top photo...

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    @18

    You are so tiring with your incessant whining.

    Most argies have flown.

    But I will take your word on the “rear” comment, no doubt from first hand experience.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    0. I bet not more than 15% of the population of Argentina has flown.
    Prove me wrong if you can....

    Silly stupid Rg.
    BTW what race are you?
    Are you a monkey who can type?
    We have those in DC.
    Remarkable animals with big vocabularies.
    Not really what I would call smart tho...
    like you.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #19 Heisenbergcontext

    Acquired personality....with a deep valley between...

    @17

    Google Aerolineas Argentinas airlines rankings in service and in safety. It's embarrassing.

    LAN Airlines has been ranked the best airline in South America for the past 7 years. It's a very profitable company that has linked together LAN Chile, LAN Peru, LAN Argentina and TAM of Brazil. Aerolineas Argentinas on the hand has lost 100s of millions over the past decade.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I know we keep posting this, but it is true (all together now) YOU COULDN'T MAKE THIS UP!

    Except in TDC.

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 05:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Third world, to be expected really. Argentina are too insignificant to warrant any terrorist action, its is clear that the pilots cockpit seems to be open to one and all. It is kept shut for the whole flight in developed countries.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    #23 ChrisR

    You are right. It's unbelievable and trying to follow the money is mind blowing...

    Clarín recently reported that Aerolineas Argentinas owns only two of its 48 planes and that in the last nine years it had received from the Federal Treasury US$ 4.7 billion.

    As of December 2014, Aerolíneas Argentinas was state-owned. ..... Losses had mounted to US$927 million since 1992.

    ”The Argentine government, has come under fire from local media after a government gazette last week revealed that the carrier had received an additional ARS955.6million (USD112.18million) in funding from the Argentine treasury despite forecasts it will make a ARS4billion (USD469.59million) loss for its current financial year.”

    As of November 2014, Net loss of 1 BILLION 396 HUNDRED MILLION Dollars in losses.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    25. All that money gone and nothing to show for it. What a terrible place.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    @26
    I hear that CFK has bought a new wardrobe to add to her collection.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    isolda
    “The pilots were thinking with their little head, instead of their big head.”

    that was very, very vulgar, isolda.
    what-a-shame.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 09:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    “I have heard MANY TIMES of similar incidents of protocol violations in many many airlines, from every single country and continent on the world.”

    Can't argue with that sort of irrefutable proof.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @14 Troll tobi,
    Yeah, we're all racists, so what?
    What else is new? You still feeling sorry for yourself, ay?
    Snap out of it, boy, you are becoming just so tiresome.
    @8 ilsen,
    My favourite is Singapore Airlines.
    Efficient, courteous staff, good food, but they are a little pricey.
    @28 silly little boyII,
    Says you, who swears in nearly every post.
    Typical malvinista-a hypocrite.
    And anyway, l never said that l was a Lady.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @14

    “Everyone from @1 to @12 is a RACIST.”

    Is being a racist bad now? I thought you hated everybody outside Argentina. Or is it that its OK to be a racist if you're Argentine? But isn't that racist?

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 09:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron II

    8 ilsen
    ”I have, however, on my many journeys between South America and the UK, made use of Iberia (frequently), Air Italia, Air France (frequently), and KLM.
    Also, internally, LAN Chile, Avianca, Avior, Conviasa, LASER and several others.
    Many, many times. ”

    many journeys?
    you??
    lol
    you have never left that stinky shack in the middle of the islets.
    surely your longest journey was to the pingüinera.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Calm down dear you will have cardiac arrest if you carry on the way you do. You are so easy to wind up just like a clock or should I say cock.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    Paulcedron II? What happened to Paulcedron, has he been banned? He should have been as should Paulcedron II. Mercopress, please oblige.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    MLA 1: Damn, the C24 are coming for a visit but they insist it's from Argentine on Argy air.
    MLA 2: As long as we don't have to fly on it, let it land. It's the C24 chairman's problem if he insists on flying in an aircraft with an outside toilet....

    Later...
    AA flight Capitan : Ahhh those Kelpers fell for the C24 ruse-you guys in the back OK?
    70 Buzo Tactico: *Nods*
    AA Capitan: Ahhh we will land, the gauchos will storm out, take MPA and the Malvinas will be ours...

    Nearing the Falklands...

    C24 Chairman: I'm just going to the cockpit. I want to see the Malvinas as I land to see it's last day under Briteeesh colonial rule.
    AA Capitan: Theess ees Aerolinas Argentinos, pleeze fasten your seat belts, we will be arriving at Mounte Plesante very soon.
    Buzo Tactico Commander : Get ready amigos-keep Gaucho Rivero in our hearts. Hey Augusto put that white flag away-we are going to win this one.
    Augusto: OK but As zeee Briteeesh say ze prior planning and preparation(etc etc).
    AA Capitan: We are coming into land.
    C24 chairman: What's that whore doing in the cockpit?
    Alicia Castro: I've got the men belted up, now for the flying lessons you promised.....
    AA Capitan: Noooo not now! Get your hand off that, aaaaaarrggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    Inaugral AA flight ploughs into a hillside.
    MLA: Bloody C24 chairman-told you they'd do anything to avoid visiting here.

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    @35

    Did Alicia also inflate her life jacket in the cockpit too?

    Jun 29th, 2015 - 10:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @36 HansNiesund

    Very likely!

    Jun 30th, 2015 - 12:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Hi Isolde!
    It's been many years since I last flew 'East'. But last time I did use Singapore Airlines. To compare them to Aerolineas Argentinas is like comparing Champagne to cat-shit.

    Paul-carrion. You are so beneath my level that I deign not to reply to your pathetic insults.

    PS: it's lovely here in London right now,.. lol!

    Jun 30th, 2015 - 01:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @16 Chicureo ....
    it seems they are paying the bills on more parked planes than operational ones....
    http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Aerolineas%20Argentinas.htm
    Maybe nobody wants 2nd or 3rd hand hand RG shite..

    Jun 30th, 2015 - 04:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    39. I think the legal status of Aerolineas Argentina is still in limbo after all of these years. My guess is they are keeping it in limbo because NML could/would seize the assets as soon as they left Argentina.

    Jun 30th, 2015 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @38 ilsen,
    How dare you compare cat-shit to Aerolineas Argentinas.
    Cat-shit has far more class & is far more acceptable that a ridiculous airline from a ridiculous country.
    l expected better from a well travelled, sophisticated person, such as your good self! lolz!
    (p.s. if you don't allow your cat to drink milk, their excreta doesn't stink. Makes sense actually, as they don't get milk in the wild, except as kittens).
    Peace

    Jun 30th, 2015 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ernest shackleton

    The pilots could have saved themselves if, during the flight, they had kept repeating the national mantra - “Malvinas Son Argentinas”..!!! There would have been a public outcry if they were then fired and Cristina would have personally praised them for their great patriotic spirit. The “Malvinas” issue is far more important to Argentina than such trivial issues as airline safety or the cleanliness of their cities.

    Jul 04th, 2015 - 04:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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