Very smart people make it as pilots....that's my personal opinion but being smart does not mean they're not human. I hope after this incident whereby Captain of an airline and his First Officer tertidur (accidentally fell asleep) during a Red Eye flight (overnight) airlines will spend more time training their Captains and First Officers to be more diligent in handling fatique. We're talking about hundreds upon hundreds of lives on board, fellas! The story about the sleeping pilots is reported here. Pilots should not be allowed to fly for days and nights on end and instead should be alternating with other pilots. I am not very sure how they manage things but apparently, not enough is being done! The same goes for the crew people. I just came back from Genting Highlands and I have to say that I've never seen so many overworked people, people with red eyes bulging out of their sockets, unfriendly tired and sleepy people in my life. Without adequate sleep and rest, how's a pilot or even ordinary folks or customer service people to provide good service? Worse still, how are they supposed to command, fly and land a flying metal object weighing several hundred mega tons with hundreds of people sitting inside???
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