Daardie afkondiging wat die hooflugkelner (is die die regte woord?) maak voor jou vliegtuig opstyg, raak vinnig vervelig as mens baie vlieg. Baie daarvan is ook nie heeltemal waar nie. Hierdie artikel het ‘n voorbeeld van hoe so ‘n afkondiging sal klink as hulle 100% eerlik was. Hoogtepunte:

Please switch off all mobile phones, since they can interfere with the aircraft’s navigation systems. At least, that’s what you’ve always been told. The real reason to switch them off is because they interfere with mobile networks on the ground, but somehow that doesn’t sound quite so good.

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In fact, do not bother to look for it [life-jacket] at all. In the event of a landing on water, an unprecedented miracle will have occurred, because in the history of aviation the number of wide-bodied aircraft that have made successful landings on water is zero.