View Full Version : 18 deaf people banned from taking (Air Méditerranée) flight

23rd Sep 2011, 16:46
"admitted that it had made "communication errors"... The Local - Anger as deaf people banned from taking flight (http://www.thelocal.fr/1253/20110922)

Solid Rust Twotter
23rd Sep 2011, 16:54
Maybe the drunken singing was getting too dangerous for the cabin crew, what with all the arms waving about....

tony draper
23rd Sep 2011, 17:00
We would all be in trouble if they start banning stupid people.:rolleyes:

23rd Sep 2011, 17:25
What did he say?? Eh??

23rd Sep 2011, 17:29
I'd like to see 'em try to stop Radz boarding!!! ;)

DX Wombat
23rd Sep 2011, 17:42
:confused: :uhoh: :ooh: :eek: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DX_Wombat/icon_pale1.gif

Krystal n chips
23rd Sep 2011, 17:59
Clearly Hons Graduates from the er, school below.....:ugh:

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23rd Sep 2011, 18:05
Well Snoopy banned 'em!


blue up
23rd Sep 2011, 19:01
I was taught some wonderful British sign Language in my youth. I am still slightly competent but one of the phrases that I can still rattle off in sign language is... " I am an airline pilot and you are a slightly gay assistant. Bring me a coffee and a biscuit". Not the most elloquent phrase but it had one deaf couple pi55ing themselves with laughter a few months back.

Sadly it doesn't translate well, sign language not being even remotely universal. There a many dialects of BSL and at least 8 different local variations for just the word "Holiday" in the UK alone.

The only time I have ever used BSL in anger was to order 4 pints of Hofmeister Export in a "Deaf bar" in Covent Garden. It was noticeable that despite very little actual sound, the patrons of the bar started waving their arms much more wildly after a few jars.