Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Cabin-Crew Fistfight: New Airline Fee-Revenue Source?

Let's forget Brazil for a while (all right, I want the name of that person who just yelled out "It's about time!"), and turn to other developments:

Two flight attendants, a male and a female, slugged it out with the pilot and co-pilot in the galley and cockpit of an Air India A-320 as the aircraft flew over Pakistan en route to Delhi, via Lucknow from Sharjah. Here is the Times of London account.

That's just terrible -- but hey, there's a new idea in this. Desperate for revenue, airlines could stage in-flight fights among the crew, and allow passenger betting. (The airline gets 25 percent of the handle). A new and inexpensive form of in-flight entertainment! And make it interesting: Bitch-slapping, sucker-punching, invective-hurling and kick-boxing, all allowed!


1 comment:

ChefNick said...

I love the comment someone made on this story -- what a funny guy!:

"What I fail to understand is why people pay so much money to watch boxing and wrestling matches when all they need do is take an Indian airlines flight anywhere and the entertainment is for free with the added bonus of travelling at 30.000 feet. I hope other airlines follow suit -this would surely increase passenger numbers in times of crisis.keep it up Indian airlines."