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Old 19th May 2006, 21:17
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Lighten up

Originally Posted by Centaurus

If this is an example of how these "professional" idiots behave I shudder to think how they would react in a real emergency. Some passengers would treat it as a joke until maybe too late...
Indeed, lighten up Centaurus, a sense of humour does not mean crews will be unable to cope with emergencies, get real.
Problem is today everybody is chronically offended by everything so someone will complain sooner or later.
I was on an Air Canada flight YYZ to LHR about ten days after September 11th. Most of the passengers (many from the US) were understandably uptight and nervous getting on the flight. The cabin manager injected some well timed humour into the p.a. s, told us Heathrow was-20c and snowing and if we didn't listen to the safety there would be no bar. Spirits on the flight went way up and the atmosphere was alot better. (Sure the AC guys know who I mean, a genuinely funny fellow). Point is, he did a great job.
Took a QF flight trans Oz, three camp stewards doing tea/coffee, last guy with the milk announces "I'm the dairy fairy!" Point was, it made me laugh.
Flying is dreary and miserable enough now, don't leave out some humour.

ps, the original tread thing about UL, get a life Bud, Mitch, Brad and all you others. Its a gimmick. Only in America.
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Old 19th May 2006, 21:28
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I was on a recent BA JFK/LHR flight and - predictably - we whizzed around the OCK hold for 20 minutes. At one point the captain drily said the good news was that we had found London, but the bad news was that a lot of other aeroplanes had done so as well, and thus we would be going round in circles. On being given approach clearance, he announced that fact by saying "I've had enough of this for now, so we're going in to land...".
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