Rant Air – Welcome Aboard!

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March 13th, 2008 · 5 Comments

During our flight from Las Vegas, NV to Kansas City, MO this morning, we were told by one of our flight attendants that several members of the rock band Foreigner were flying with us. They were travelling to play a show this evening in Kansas City.

It’s a shame our operations agent didn’t let us know before we left Las Vegas. Our pre-flight announcements might have been a little more fun had we been able to work some of their hit song titles into it.

Good morning, folks, from the “Dirty White Boys” up here in the cockpit. Welcome aboard. Hey you! Yes, you…the one in the pink top. We’ve been “Waiting For A Girl Like You” all morning. We’re running a little late today, but we know that you all think its “Urgent” that we get to Kansas City on time, so we’re “Hot Blooded” to make up some time in the air today. The weather in Kansas City is “Cold As Ice” today. We’ll take you that “Long Long Way From Home” in a few moments, but for the mean time don’t think you’ve got “Double Vision” from all our “Head Games.” For us, it “Feels Like The First Time” we’ve had you here with us.


On second thought, maybe it’s a good thing nobody told us they were back there before we left Las Vegas…

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron // Mar 14, 2008 at 3:53 am

    Who do you think you’re working for, WN?? :)

    Actually, since so many of their planes are grounded, perhaps it would have been apropos for you to take over some the levity for a while!

    Speaking of WN, every time I saw one of them pass my aircraft today, I was sorely tempted to crack a joke. “Inspections done already, eh??”

  • 2 gcalvin // Mar 14, 2008 at 10:59 am


    That hurts.

    It’s not a good feeling to have the company you love working for dragged through the mud, no matter what the situation is.


    P.S. Had to edit the comment a little. Trying to keep things on the down-low here as much as I can.

  • 3 Gina // Mar 15, 2008 at 4:33 am

    Oh sure, I see how you are…in my fair little city and I don’t even get a wing dip on your way out.

    I moved to LAS a few weeks ago; had to leave LA for fear of losing my sanity. There’s good news though, evidently the Kings are considered the home team here so FSW plays the games…yay!

  • 4 gcalvin // Mar 15, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Well hell! How am I supposed to know you moved there? You NEVER update your blog! ;)

    Hope you like the Vegas insanity better than the LA insanity. Either way, it’s insanity if you ask me.

    Of course, if I had my way, I’d move to Montana, dig a forty-foot deep hole, and live in the bottom on whatever fell in on top of me.

  • 5 Windsor // Mar 16, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    I love it. I wish I had the brains/balls to come up with interesting announcements. I’d better wait till my probie status is recinded before getting creative.

    Must be nice to work for a company where people actually enjoy coming to work.

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