Hi. I'm Korean American and about 1 month ago on Dec 23rd, a Jeju air Boeing 737 (flight 7C101) lost air pressure in the air and instead of making an emergency landing, it just lowered altitude and kept flying for 40 more minutes.
All the news said passengers had ear problems and many of them got massive headaches.
When I googled about this situation in other countries, it looks like most of the American pilots divert their planes or land somewhere else right away.
So when I posted a thread about how dangerous this incident was on a Korean websites, some pilots said the pilots know it better and it is SAFE if they just lower the altitude even though they lose air pressure and I probably STFU because they are licensed pilots and I'm not.
I think Korean pilots are very arrogant self-minded because aviation is not very common in that small country and many airline pilots in Korea think they are very special and they know everything and non-pilots can't ever argue with them.
So what do you think about this incident?