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Re: All Amercian Airlines _________

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  • Kappolino
    Good title, Tor. ... flight ... said ... off, ... the ... use ... a personal ... employees ... many ... might ... country, ... to ... was
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 9, 2004
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      Good title, Tor.
      --- In Tor_Hershman@yahoogroups.com, "Tor Hershman" <torhtor@h...>
      wrote:
      > Hot of Yahoo's presses:
      >
      > "NEW YORK (AFP) - An American Airlines pilot is facing an internal
      > investigation after reportedly asking Christian passengers to
      > identify themselves, and suggesting that non-Christians on his
      flight
      > were "crazy."
      >
      > Speaking Monday on CNN's "American Morning," several passengers
      said
      > the Sunday flight from Los Angeles to New York had not yet taken
      off,
      > when the pilot chose to address everyone on board.
      > "He said he'd recently been on a mission trip, and he'd like all
      the
      > Christians to please raise their hands," said passenger Jen Dorsey.
      > According to fellow passenger Karla Austin, "He said, 'If you are a
      > Christian, raise your hand.' He said, 'If you are not, you're
      > crazy'."
      > Austin said no passengers raised their hands.
      > The pilot also asked passengers to look around at each other and
      use
      > their flying time wisely.
      > American Airlines said the pilot, whose name was not revealed, had
      > recently returned from a mission trip to Costa Rica.
      > In a statement, the airline said his comments amounted to
      a "personal
      > level of sharing that may not be appropriate for one of our
      employees
      > to do while on the job."
      > Passengers said the remarks had made them deeply uneasy and that
      many
      > on board had reached for their mobile phones, fearing the pilot
      might
      > take some sort of drastic action.
      > "Just given the history of what's happened on planes in this
      country,
      > anything can happen at this point," Austin said. "There was
      > definitely implication there that we felt that something was going
      to
      > happen."
      > Complaints were relayed by flight attendants to the cockpit, and 45
      > minutes into the flight the pilot issued an apology, but one that
      was
      > directed at his crew for having had to deflect the passenger
      > criticism."
      > ¶
      > (ƒin)
      > ¶
      > Now, that's the Theocratic/Oligarchy that I've come to know and be
      > disgusted by.
      > That pilot will seldom, and only shortly, be without gainful
      > employment in this religious fanatic empire.
      > Well, unless they just start giving him buckets of loot, under the
      > table.
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