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infoworks

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I think this is an "urban myth" based on old airline jokes, but supposedly recently true. I am sceptical, but post it for interest's sake!


For all Employees Who Deal With Rude Customers.

An award should go to the Virgin Airlines gate attendant in Sydney some weeks ago for being smart and funny, while making her point, when confronted with a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo. A crowded Virgin flight was cancelled after Virgin's 767s had been withdrawn from
service.

Asingle attendant was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travellers. Suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket down on the counter and said, "I HAVE to be on this flight and it HAS to be FIRST CLASS".
The attendant replied, "I'm sorry, sir. I'll be happy to try to help you, but I've got to help these people first, and I'm sure we'll be able to work something out." The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, "DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?"
Without hesitating, the attendant smiled and grabbed her public address microphone:
"May I have your attention please, may I have your attention please," she began - her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. "We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him find his identity, please come to Gate 14." With the folks behind
him in line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the Virgin attendant, gritted his teeth and said, "F... You!" Without flinching, she smiled and said, "I'm sorry sir, but you'll have to fly QANTAS for that service
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hmm, Virgin Airlines, 767, First Class .... its definitely a myth. But still funny after all these years :D .
 

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The details (different airlines in different versions) of the story keep changing, and I have oft wondered if there is any truth behind it. But, it is funny. Mind you, the bit at the end seems to be a recent twist to the story :)
 

Evan

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I am sure something similar to the story has happened somewhere, maybe not quiet so dramatic but these things usually start from a real situation and just get made more dramatic :)

I must admit i have had some quiet funny announcements from pilots over the years, every now and then they come up with a good joke or another about some situation that is happening or happened.

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