KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12241 posts, RR: 35 Posted (10 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3405 times:
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This one has probably been around before, but I think it is awesome done by BA (true or not)
On a British Airways flight from Johannesburg, a middle-aged,
well-off white South African lady has found herself sitting next
to a black man. She called the cabin crew attendant over to
complain about her seating.
"What seems to be the problem, Madam?" asked the
"Can't you see?" she said, "You've sat me next to a kafir. I
can't possibly sit next to this disgusting human. Find me
"Please calm down, Madam." the stewardess replied. "The
flight is very full today, but I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll
go and check to see if we have any seats available in club or
The woman cocks a snooty look at the outraged black man
beside her (not to mention many of the surrounding
passengers). A few minutes later the stewardess returns with
the good news, which she delivers to the lady, who cannot help
but look at the people around her with a smug and
"Madam, unfortunately, as I suspected, economy is full. I've
spoken to the cabin services director, and club is also full.
However, we do have one seat in first class".
Before the lady has a chance to answer, the stewardess
continues: "It is most extraordinary to make this kind of
upgrade, however, and I have had to get special permission
from the captain. But, given the circumstances, the captain felt
that it was outrageous that someone should be forced to sit
next such an obnoxious person."
With that, she turned to the black man and said: "So if you'd
like to get your things, sir, I have your seat ready for you..."
At which point, the surrounding passengers stood and gave a
standing ovation while the man walked to the front of the
plane . . .
Aviaction From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 day ago) and read 2632 times:
Yes, that indeed is a feel good story!
It makes me believe in the kindness of people and in justice. Even if the whole story is not true, I wish it were. Why do I wish it were true? A very simple answer: If more people showed personal courage instead of looking the other way, this world would be a much better place. Just my very humble opinion!
Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 2048 times:
I have heard of another anecdote - an exchange which purportedly took place many years ago in Swissair's F/cl cabin. There was this F/cl pax who called one of the stewardesses over and in complete earshot of all, queried.. "since when have Swissair started employing farmers' daughters as stewardesses on Swissair".
The lady flushed, adjusted her skirt and replied equally matter-of-factly... "since farmers like you started flying first class on Swissair, Sir !!".
Along with the BA story above which I've heard before, I have loved this one.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
Galvanair777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
Its nearly 2004, and people still judge people by Color, That is disgusting and so totally wrong.Congratulations to British Airways if that story was true. If not, then so what, THat woman should be ashamed of herself. Im not black im a white man saying this. But for too long black men and women have had to put up with this crap and as a human being im tired of it.