What's With All The Airplane Loonies?

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I used to only worry about simple things like turbulence, engine failure, terrorism, a bird flying into the engine, or the plane dropping 30,000 feet.

But nowadays you gotta worry about the crew!

They're all loonies!

It started with that male flight attendant a couple of years ago who grabbed beers and slid down the chute, abandoning the plane after hectoring some passengers, later claiming they were the loons.

More recently came that female flight attendant who started screaming that they were going to crash and had to be escorted off and hopefully fed some meds.

And now comes the JetBlue pilot who went bonkers and started disrupting things and carrying on about a bomb, only to be locked out of the cockpit and restrained by passengers so he wouldn't cause any further harm.

Like opening the plane door!

I'm actually not that surprised by all of this.

I would think that if you're the kind of person who absolutely loves to fly, you're a little nuts to begin with.

And even if you aren't, flying day after day through all kinds of pressure-filled, uncomfortable, claustrophobic flights could very well make you that way.

That's why I only do it every few years.

And I sincerely hope that next time I'm aboard, I don't see any of those three famous crew members working the flight!

I love spotting celebrities, but still!


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Vicente Minnelli
Vicente Minnelli

'Airport '75'  ...a classic. Cross eyed Karen Black, Linda Blair, as 'girl waiting for a new kidney', Helen Reddy, as a kind, guitar strumming nun, and of course , legend Gloria Swanson, as ..........Gloria Swanson  . Best part - it was NOT a comedy !

Ynnocence
Ynnocence

How about sheer idiocy to compound the problem? And on a major Euro airline at that. Like the pilot who flew his plane into an Atlantic storm even after other flights had diverted, then handed control to inexperienced assistants and took a nap - one fatal mistake after another. Right before finally crashing (no survivors) the black box recorded his voice going "non, non, non" - 'e vaz French, mon dieu - apparently because he finally woke up and discovered that his assts were responding the wrong way.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

On the other hand, it makes you wonder, if in these days, are the airlines in the name of "cost-cutting", pushing employees to their limit?

Lord knows, they've pushed the paying public.

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

I like the notion that the co pilot was whispering vague al Quinta insinuations into the pilot's ear before takeoff, and then when the pilot went to the restroom and the co pilot locked him out...of course the pilot went nuts. He thought the co pilot was planning some al Quinta sh-t.

But the co pilot wasn't. He was planning some career advancement sh-t. Or so I'd like to believe.

nostradavid
nostradavid

Nicotine withdrawal can trigger homicidal tendencies.Add in claustrophobia, thin out the oxygen content in the stale air ...JetBlue needs to medicate the flight crews before take-off.

Divine Grace
Divine Grace

Airlines have become so mentally-imbalanced that "The Mile High Club" is literally f*cking crazy.

Chuck Baum
Chuck Baum

Clearly, the JetBlue pilot had been watching too much FoxNews.  Can't wait till that becomes a legit legal defense.

Parvenu
Parvenu

I know, I would die if I looked up and it was the dreaded Steven Slater serving me.

Zaz
Zaz

Thank you running the poster for Airport '75! I can see Karen Black's cross-eyes landing the plane as we speak.

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

I bet he is hilarious as long as you treat him with a modicum of respect. A short fuse, some rehab in order, sure, but what about the _passengers_? We're talking about the American public here, after all.

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