AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 18800 posts, RR: 64 Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
In-flight announcements are not entirely truthful. What might an honest one sound like?
"Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. We are delighted to welcome you aboard Veritas Airways, the airline that tells it like it is. Please ensure that your seat belt is fastened, your seat back is upright and your tray-table is stowed. At Veritas Airways, your safety is our first priority. Actually, that is not quite true: if it were, our seats would be rear-facing, like those in military aircraft, since they are safer in the event of an emergency landing. But then hardly anybody would buy our tickets and we would go bust.
The flight attendants are now pointing out the emergency exits. This is the part of the announcement that you might want to pay attention to. So stop your sudoku for a minute and listen: knowing in advance where the exits are makes a dramatic difference to your chances of survival if we have to evacuate the aircraft. Also, please keep your seat belt fastened when seated, even if the seat-belt light is not illuminated. This is to protect you from the risk of clear-air turbulence, a rare but extremely nasty form of disturbance that can cause severe injury. Imagine the heavy food trolleys jumping into the air and bashing into the overhead lockers, and you will have some idea of how nasty it can be. We don't want to scare you. Still, keep that seat belt fastened all the same ... "
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11106 posts, RR: 63 Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
Veritas was also the name of a Political Party set up the UK by Robery Kilroy Silk with the aim of telling the governement what the people think. With him in charge though it was just another Kilroy style disaster, and eventually he got booted out of his own party!