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Cheap Flights for 50p

April 4, 2011

I just thought you might love this as much as I did.  It’s about the experience of buying ‘cheap flights’ on budget airlines.     Advertisements

How can you trust a Pilot and accept his chosen career? …You really can you know!

February 15, 2011

I included the above picture to demonstrate the ways that one individual can be viewed stereotypically by a number of different people and perspectives. How we perceive others is subjective, that is to say that thoughts are not facts. I often receive emails or blog comments, rants and pleas for help from pilot wives and […]

“How to get a Married Pilot to Cheat”… Are you freaking serious?

January 14, 2011

I have bigger fish to fry right now than to worry about whether my pilot is trustworthy… But this has really annoyed me (you’ll see soon enough). Just for the record. I couldn’t feel more loved than I do right now. Bf is being SO AMAZING and is being incredibly supportive towards me in the […]

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 […]

A Pilot’s ‘unique’ blend of parenting advice (Aviation Humour)

January 12, 2011

I thought I’d post this purely because it brought a smile to my face at a difficult time. It was actually sent to me by my Mum.  I do hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!   Supernanny needs to take tips from this airline pilot’s ‘How To’ Guide on corrective parenting… Most […]

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 […]

Hopes and Fears

April 21, 2010

My pilot is in the skies somewhere overhead as I type this. He has been away almost 11 days.  He was only supposed to be gone for 6.  He is on his way home from Asia on what should only have been an 8 or 9 hour flight.  He sent me a text 10 hours […]

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 […]