A crowded Virgin flight was cancelled after Virgin’s 767s had been
withdrawn from service. A single 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, 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, “Fuck You!” Without flinching, she smiled and said,
( I love this bit) … “I’m sorry, sir, but you’ll have to get in line for that too.”
Urban legend, but amusing.
At least it was the first 300 or so times it hit my inbox.
Damn! Beaten to the punch.
Damn. See now this is why I shouldn’t impulsively post amusing stories from my less-than-credible friends without researching them first.
Still… made me chuckle.
I thought this was going to be a funny joke thread after seeing what it started with. I really do like that one whenever I read it.
Yes, I imagine when flight attendants are under the stress of flight cancellations they aren’t likely to turn into Oscar Wildes.
From 0 to Snopes in 2 minutes flat. Good job.
You might be surprised at what stressed out airport employees can come up with.
I was in Chicago for New Year’s one year, and it snowed like a m-f. Needless to say, more than half the flights out of O’Hare were cancelled, and those that weren’t, were extremely delayed. I have never, ever seen an airport in such chaos in my life. It was shoulder-to-shoulder people everywhere and the volume – OMG, it was deafeningly loud in there.
Then we heard the crackle of the loudspeaker, and a ticket agent began to sing to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. . .
For reservations you have got
On planes that we can’t find
If you-ou need to talk to us
You’ll have to wait in line
The entire of O’Hare airport had gone dead silent while he sang, and when he was done, everyone burst into applause. It was awesome.