Sunday, August 14, 2005
This is a very bad idea if you fly very much. You don't want to know. Sublimate the impulse by going to the Humor section. I recommend the Qantas letter, which is a classic:
Sir,The Aussies always get it in the neck.
In your icy, indeed hostile, telephone call of yesterday, you requested a report about the alleged proceedings involving my crew at the Qantas 75th Birthday celebration at the slip port. As the reports from the local authorities and the head of the Australian legation were undoubtedly a complete fabrication, I take the opportunity to put the truth of the matter on file....
They are really useful of the plum trees in the flights? He is interesting, Abdul
The comments on training exercises on some of the various topics are interesting. Also the various reports of pilots finding out accidently that the cockpit oxygen valves were off. Anyway, it's less stupid than many of the media stories. Did you catch the stewardess' report that one of those Helios planes was having trouble with oil fumes in the cockpit? They might have had to turn off the AC.
They are professional pilots and they take these accidents very seriously. When they start writing about near-misses and what can go wrong, a passenger doesn't need to eat prunes in order to use the bathroom!
They call passengers "self-loading freight". I'm not sure how well that will translate.
This is why I hate speculating about these things, and I don't want to speculate any more than I already have in a public setting. If you're interested in what I think could have happened drop me an email and I'll respond.
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