Last November, my husband Larry & I took Asiana flight 214 from Shanghai (where today’s flight originated) through Seoul to San Francisco — the same flight that crashed today at SFO. Our flight was supposed to be on the 777-200ER V2 (with lie-flat Quadra Smartium seats in business class, that I had fanatically researched since this was to be my one and only business class upgrade…. not paid for by Heifer, of course). Unfortunately, at the last minute in Seoul, Asiana switched planes (to the 777-20oER-V1, which was the same piece of crap old plane we’d flown in on from Shanghai). The seats didn’t recline, they just kind of tilted. The video was totally broken. And my audio didn’t work at all.
Okay, I know I’m sounding like a spoiled brat. But on a 14-hour flight, that stuff matters. And so does the fact that the plane was in such bad shape, half the systems didn’t seem to work. God only knows what shape the safety systems were in.
I’m so terribly sorry for the people who went through this horrible crash today. Praying for full recovery for all in the hospital – and for those two who lost their lives. Asiana’s got a lot to answer for.