A Facebook friend posted a link to an entry on a blog that I – as a frequent flyer – find vastly amusing.
Apparently, the South African airline Kulula likes to have a bit of fun on its planes. The blog features pictures of the airplanes, as well as examples of speeches made by the captain and cabin crew.
Two of my favorite quotes from the post:
“Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants.”
“In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child travelling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are travelling with more than one small child, pick your favourite.”
I really wish I could fly with an airline like this.
This is a real airline. You can check it out here.
This blog reminds me of a radio series I recently discovered called Cabin Pressure. If you ever get the chance to listen to their episodes, I think you’ll really enjoy it. I laugh hysterically all the time.
Arthur: But – but it’s very dangerous to smoke on an airplane!
Passenger: No, it’s not.
Arthur: … I don’t know what to say anymore.
Cabin Pressure 1×02, “Boston”
Martin: This is Captain Crieff with an urgent message for the cabin crew: Sleepy, Dopey, Happy, Grumpy, Sneezy, Bashful, Doc. Thank you!
Cabin Pressure 2×02, Gdansk
Carolin: Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has now illuminated the seat belt sign, so please ensure your baggage and duty-free are safely stowed, your tray tables are folded away, and your seat is returned to the upright position. Or, as they say in Limerick …
The captain has turned on the signs
So stow away bags of all kinds
Then make sure your tray is folded away
And your seatback no longer reclines.
Cabin Pressure, 2×06 “Limerick”