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Forums > Living in Kunming > Clearing the table

I'd say it's a combination of IDGAFk and the habbit of street workers cleaning everything thrown on the street.

But, since Chinese citizens want to become civilized it's our duty to show a good example and be courtious to others.
I wont feel as compelled to bring my tray on a slow time slot but i will clean up after myself when it's busy...

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Again, LIES from China Eastern and the news sources trying to downplay the accident.

the accident happened 260nm northeast of Tyumen (Russia).

6 hours flight time to Kunming with 2 serious injuries.

the following is an accurate report on FACTS..

By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Jun 18th 2017 13:19Z, last updated Sunday, Jun 18th 2017 15:00Z
A China Eastern Airbus A330-200, registration B-5926 performing flight MU-774 (Jun 17th) from Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) to Kunming (China), was enroute at FL390 about 260nm northeast of Tyumen (Russia) the aircraft encountered severe turbulence including two large jolts causing the aircraft to experience multiple rapid descends and climbs (in excess of 5000 fpm) reaching a minimum of FL349 as well as injuries to 26 people on board. The aircraft continued to Kunming for a safe landing about 5:45 hours later. Four passengers were taken to hospital with serious injuries (fractures and head injuries), 22 passeners with minor injuries.

Passengers reported that many passengers were not buckled in about 6 hours prior to landing in Kunming when turbulence lasting for about 10 minutes set in and resulted in two very large jolts having everyone not being buckled in hitting the cabin ceiling and being thrown back onto the seats. Between the large jolts there were a number of other lesser jolts.

The airport reported 4 passengers received serious injuries including fractures and head injuries, 22 received minor injuries (mainly bruises), 2 more passengers were examined.

The airline reported without identifying when and where the tubulence took place, that the fasten seat belt signs were illuminated however not everyone complied with the instruction. A number of passengers needed to be taken to hospitals.

Radar data show the aircraft was enroute at FL390 about 260nm northeast of Tyumen at 19:05Z at 470 knots over ground, a minute later the aircraft the aircraft descends through FL376 at 490 knots over ground, slows to 364 knots over ground climbing through FL385 at 4000+ fpm, another minute later at 09:08Z is at FL349 at 475 knots over ground, climbs through FL360 at 5000+fpm a minute later, then stabilizes and climbs back to FL390 at about 480-490 knots over ground and climb rates less than 1000 fpm levelling off at FL390 again about 9 minutes after the aircraft departed FL390.

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Seatbelt sign?
By Ken Smith on Monday, Jun 19th 2017 04:09Z

China Eastern policy is to have seatbelt sing on during the WHOLE flight.

Absolutely useless in way of telling folks when to sit down and buckle up or not. Total disrespect for safety. No wonder so many got hurt.

Also weather radar often switched off during flight because crew concerns of its radiation.

Back to my (serious) question—I doubt a U.S. carrier or a Euro carrier would continue to destination with this injury mess on board—was there no possible diversion to avoid 6 hours of flight with bad injuries?? Can't imagine American, United, BA, AF, LH etc. doing this. 6 hours is a long time with head injuries and broken bones—something is wrong here...explain...

In west Kunming, Xi Shan mountain, has had tree replanting over the years but is clearly a money grab by local officials with connections. Planting in areas which are better suited for profit rather than reforestation.

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Went the other night, it was very late therefore I cant coment on the food but it did smell very good..
Cozy atmosphere and very friendly host.
Will return again now that it's found!