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Apparently, airline stewardesses aren't called airline stewardesses any more; they're cabin crew these days. Call me old-fashioned, but it just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Anyway, one of our female cabin crew had a few problems with her announcements as we travelled to Tobago the other week. As our plane was taxiing along the runway, about to take off from London Gatwick, she welcomed us on board Virgin Atlantic Flight VS51 to Grenada. A couple of hundred passengers immediately sat bolt upright and cried, "GRENADA!!!?".

At the other end of the flight, as our plane came to a hault in Grenada Tobago, she made another announcement, which included the following request:

Those of you who require wheelchair assistance, please remain seated.

Call me puerile, but this made stuff come out of my nose.


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