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Guest High Plains Drifter

Via 'Longwinglover'


This is a great story sent by a Co-Pilot on an Alaska Airlines flight.


... We push back, get advised of a ground stop in MEM due to storms in the area. Go to the penalty box and wait.


My Captain does the lecture over the PA... not one minute later, we get a call from the Flight Attendant saying that "some guy with an I-Phone says the weather at our destination is good, and wants to know what the real reason is for the delay. Is something wrong with the plane?"


I want to tell this clown what he can do with his I-diot Phone -- but the Captain does it even better.


He gets on the PA and makes the following announcement :


"If the passenger with the IPhone would be kind enough to use it to check the weather at our alternate, calculate our fuel burn due to being rerouted around the storms, call the dispatcher to arrange our release, and then make a phone call to the nearest Air Traffic Control center to arrange our timely departure amongst the other aircraft carrying passengers with IPhones, then we will be more than happy to depart. Please ring your call button to advise the Flight Attendant and your fellow passengers when you deem it ready and responsible for this multi-million dollar aircraft and its 84 passengers to safely leave."


Needless to say, the passenger was pretty embarrassed. The F/A later told us the rest of the plane was outright laughing at this dude.



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Very funny! By the way, is that the 'Longwinglover' in North Carolina who owns 1946 J3C-65 Cub FAA rego N88014? I'm curious where you stumbled across him?



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Browng, the Longwinglover quoted is over in the Super Cub forum. I dont know him personaly.


Neither do I, but he pops up all over the 'Cub World', and is seriously knowledgeable about any flavor of Cub.





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