BRUspotter From Belgium, joined Jan 2004, 145 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4744 times:
A friend recently gave me a copy of 'Air Babylon' by Imogen Edwards-Jones. 'A facinating exposé of life in the sky'. I have been compelled to read it cover to cover just from the sheer awfulness of it. Supossedly documenting actual events within a 24 hour period at a large UK airport, written in documentary style with the help of an annonymous UK airline duty manager, it tells tales of cabin crew who pass wind in passengers' faces, or who spit in their drinks, corrupt check-in staff who accept bribes for upgrades, unsafe aircraft flying illegally, ground crew having sex in airport toilets, plus countless other unbelievable situations.
Has anyone else read this rubbish?
Please tell me that these things don't go on in real life!
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Miami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4650 times:
Not sure if you ever worked for an airline or not, but things like "that" do happen from both sides of the sprectrum, pax and airline employee misconduct is rife. In the 17 years ive worked for my airline ive seen stuff that would and should make the 6 o'clock news. I found air babylon hilarious, many of the stories are things ive seen others do or heard of them do , cant wait for the sequel !!.
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2319 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4496 times:
Quoting SA7700 (Reply 5): I would not like to exit an aircraft on top of a drinks trolley....
I got locked in a drinks trolley once, did it as a joke on a very long and dull flight, then one of the girls decided to close the door with me crammed inside (having taken out all of the drawes first).
Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
Rdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 907 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4424 times:
I might be old but I also enjoyed it. I did take my salt with me when I read it and had frequent throws over the shoulder..I think that every one of the "experiences" occured at some point in a year....It was a good laugh and is meant to be just that. By the way there are NO flights from LHR-TFS so thats wrong