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cockpit More tales from America: The engines are running. We’re 36,000 feet up and cruising against 70 mph headwinds towards Greenland.

Dingdong, it goes. “Would passengers… Mr So-and-so and… (another pause and some paper ruffling…) .. and Mr Something-or-rather please let themselves know to a member of the cabin crew? Mr So-and-so and Mr Something -or-rather; if you are on this plane, please make yourself known to one of my colleagues.

What?

Why do they always make announcements that sound like they don’t know who’s on this plane and who isn’t?

 

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