Raspberry Blog Part 2

August 29, 2008 -

John Heald

Except that we didn’t take off. We sat at the gangway thingy and our take-off time went by without any communication from the cockpit. Eventually, 20 minutes after our departure time the Easy Jet Captain told us that we were waiting for four passengers …….

Why?……….Why were we waiting for them? Why didn’t they do what other airlines do, take off their luggage and take off?

Not Easy Jet……I decided to ask the 14-year-old in the orange polo shirt why we were waiting……..”They are VIP’s,” she said. Bloody hell, VIP’s……was it Tom Cruise?…..was a friend about to join the two saliva swappers next to me?…..had Micky Arison decided to fly Easy Jet?

Nope…….do you know who the VIP’s were…….pilots…….two pilots and two more cabin attendants. They came in…….took the bulkhead seats laughing and joking……in front of me…. some of the old people booed…….when I heard the pilot say that we had missed our slot and there would be another 20-minute delay…..I wanted to boo, as well. I have one day off…….one day…….and now because we waited for Easy Jet staff I would lose any hour of that holiday.

I looked at the laughing pilots and stewards who were now chatting away to their colleagues and I silently hoped that all their itches would be unreachable ones.

Cheers
John

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