Today’s air travel URL

Here’s one way to get a free upgrade on British Airways. If you’re already a first-class passenger, however, you may not like your new neighbour, even though s/he doesn’t say much.

6 Responses to “Today’s air travel URL”

  1. ruth_lawrence says:

    How odd.

    Not all cultures would expect the neighbour not to Make A Fuss.

  2. spwebdesign says:

    Aren’t they supposed to land at the nearest airport (or, since this was so close to takeoff, return) under such circumstances?

  3. chrishansenhome says:

    I guess not, as that would have been mentioned in the story had the crew not followed those procedures. Especialloy flying the Atlantic, once airborne it’s probably best to continue on. However, when a passenger dies in flight, there doesn’t seem to be any consensus on what’s best to do. Some people say that putting the corpse in the crew rest area would be best, but I suspect the crew disagree. I think that I’d be a bit annoyed if a dead colleague were stowed in our kitchen until the cops came…

  4. chrishansenhome says:

    Brits are not supposed to Make A Fuss about anything.

    You’ve heard the story about a man traveling on the railways in a First Class carriage. The toilets on the train are out of order, but he is taken short. He asks his companion in First Class if he can relieve himself discreetly in a newspaper in order to avoid a worse fate, and the companion agrees. After the newspaper is thrown out of the window, the man lights a cigar in order to cover the odour, and his companion leans over and says, “You do realise this is a non-smoking compartment, don’t you?”

  5. chrishansenhome says:

    According to an ex-trolly-dolly who works at my gym, no. They are supposed to settle them in a seat, tuck ’em in with a blanket, and put an oxygen mask over their mouths. It inconveniences more people if the flight is interrupted than if the stiff is just ignored until the flight lands where it’s supposed to.

    Singapore Airlines is rumoured to have a stiff-locker in which to stow any inconvenient dead people on their long-haul flights.

  6. ruth_lawrence says:

    :::wry laugh:::

    They must get a shock if they vist Australia or New Zealand!