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Southwest Pilot delayed take off so that passenger could say farewell to his murdered grandson

January 13, 2011

This story has really touched me.  The link is here, but to summarise: one of the Southwest Pilot’s (together with a ticketing agent) held up the departure of a flight so that a passenger wouldn’t miss his chance to say goodbye to his poor murdered grandson who’s little body was about to be taken to […]

XXX TSA Scanner Humour

November 26, 2010

Ok, so I just saw this and I thought it was funny, so I thought I’d post it for you to have a giggle too… It is the Saturday Night Live’s ‘take off’ of the new ‘TSA Image Campaign’. I have written before about my issues with the scanner images in this post called: TSA […]

I wish they WOULD sack Michael O’Leary and replace him with a member of Cabin Crew!

September 14, 2010

I have a new hero… I have to say, I am a self proclaimed Michael O’Leary hater… He is undoubtedly a creative marketeer, but I think his marketing tactics would be better suited to something like sleazy PR for bottom-feeding celebrities than the airline industry. Still, I guess there’s only room for one Max Clifford, […]

Thromby Air – New Budget Airline ‘Lowest of The Low’

August 20, 2010

Okay, so this is something a bit light-hearted, and it certainly brightened up my day and made me chuckle… Actually that is an understatement, I had tears in my eyes from laughing so much!  I got an email today from someone called Richard E. Coli, who claimed to be the CEO of a new budget […]

Air New Zealand’s bare cheek when it comes to safety

January 27, 2010

I have a friend who has moved to New Zealand recently, and my attention has since been drawn to this video… I have to say, that as far as safety demonstration videos goes, it doesn’t fail to keep your eyes glued to the screen in a ‘surely not!‘ way…  Oh, and just in case you […]

Obese air passengers… Does size matter?

December 6, 2009

Ok, so I saw this in a pilot wife group today, and it made me chuckle-though it probably shouldn’t have, since it’s actually a safety issue and a serious concern in an emergency. Basically, the picture is rumoured to have been taken by an American Airlines flight attendant who wanted to use the picture to […]

Deepest sympathy for the families friends and colleagues of those involved in the Air France AF447 crash

June 2, 2009

As a pilot’s significant other, I always feel a sense of loss when I hear news of an air crash.  I have to say that the news of the Air Franceflight AF 447 that went down yesterday hit me more profoundly than any other so far, purely because I heard about it by text message from a friend […]

Want to spend a penny? Ryanair will charge you a pound!

February 27, 2009

Oh my goodness! I HAD to blog. I just read the most insane news story on Yahoo news.  Budget airline, Ryaniair’s Chief Excecutive Michael O’Leary told BBC television on Friday: “One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the […]

“Don’t you worry about your Pilot in his line of work?” Errrrrrr……

January 16, 2009

Not much about Bf’s chosen career unsettles me, but the US airways Airbus A320 (flight 1539) that crashed into the Hudson River, New York managed to ruffle my feathers last night as we watched the news unfolding on the Internet.  The best website on the story that I have found (including many video updates) is […]