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(Long Island Press)   It's always special when a Southwest pilot takes the time to announce a passenger's birthday. In fact, some would say it's the bomb   (longislandpress.com) divider line 63
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2012-02-25 09:48:57 PM  
Problem: Passengers are idiots

Solution: Investigate the crew and controllers immediately.
 
2012-02-25 09:58:20 PM  
No, not a muh, a mom.
 
2012-02-25 10:06:59 PM  
Happy birthday, Mrs. Alloohackbar

*waves*
 
2012-02-25 10:35:46 PM  
Read the article, sounds like a non issue
 
2012-02-25 11:17:08 PM  
Stupid
 
2012-02-25 11:17:32 PM  
In one of the other 5 articles submitted they said only two passenger's wet their pants and ran to security after the flight landed to report the pilot said there was a bomb on board.
 
2012-02-25 11:17:35 PM  
Is it just me or is that article full of f*ck and derp?

WTF did he say? Who the f*ck did he say it to?
 
2012-02-25 11:18:28 PM  
Someone actually thought that someone else requested a birthday greeting for his bomb? Seriously?
 
2012-02-25 11:19:20 PM  
We certainly are a country full of pussies.
 
2012-02-25 11:20:51 PM  
The stupidity astounds me. Did he say "Happy Birthday Mom or bomb? Hmmmm....I'm going to assume it had to be Happy Birthday bomb. There's a bomb on board!"
 
2012-02-25 11:21:01 PM  
"This is your captain speaking, I've been informed we have a little boy named Jack who's celebrating his 8th birthday today, so from all of us in the cockpit we'd just like to say HI JACK"
 
2012-02-25 11:21:17 PM  
So the mom of the air traffic controller was in the passenger compartment of the plane and the atc asked the pilot to wish his mom a happy b-day which he did over the com system and someone mistaked "mom" for "bomb".

Is that what happened here?

If so what in the f*ck did he actually say that could make it sound like he was announcing that there was a bomb on the plane?

I'M FREAKING OUT HERE!!!1
 
2012-02-25 11:22:17 PM  
Here's how it probably sounded over the PA system.

mwa mwaaaa mwaaawa wwwaaaa "bomb" mwa waaa waaawa
 
2012-02-25 11:22:23 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: We certainly are a country full of pussies.


My favorite drinking buddy, let's go get some mead (new window).
 
2012-02-25 11:25:04 PM  
WHY IS THERE NOT AN ACTUAL QUOTE OF THE TRANSMISSION IN THE ARTICLE?!!!


WHY?!!!


okay... i think i need to calm down...

stupid internet... you're worse than bacon for my poor old ticker...
 
2012-02-25 11:25:29 PM  
Uh, yes, I am wishing mom a happy birthday.

That looks like "bomb". That doesn't look like "mom".

No, it's "mom".

No, that's "bomb", uh, that's a "b".

No. See that's an "m". M-o-m.

George, would you step over here a moment please?
 
2012-02-25 11:25:39 PM  
meh - whenever I fly I'm so drugged up I would have heard the pilot's announcement as 'Ricardo Montalbán is brewing steak in the basement."
 
2012-02-25 11:25:39 PM  
Whew. At least he didn't say this word (^).

Linked because the filter would probably ruin it.
 
2012-02-25 11:25:49 PM  

browntimmy: The stupidity astounds me. Did he say "Happy Birthday Mom or bomb? Hmmmm....I'm going to assume it had to be Happy Birthday bomb. There's a bomb on board!"


lol'd
 
2012-02-25 11:26:35 PM  
So what exactly did he say? "Happy Birthday... MOM!" or what?

TFA seems short on details (or maybe I'm just long on beer, but I'm not seeing the quote).
 
2012-02-25 11:27:53 PM  
So the pilot and air traffic controller were both awake and/or sober in this story?

That's a win for the FAA as far as I'm concerned.
 
2012-02-25 11:30:24 PM  
Why the fark would someone bother to write this article without including the quote that was misheard? Why?
 
2012-02-25 11:31:18 PM  

whatshisname: Here's how it probably sounded over the PA system.

mwa mwaaaa mwaaawa wwwaaaa "bomb" mwa waaa waaawa


It only sounds that way because of the two Xanax and three cocktails you had before boarding.

/flight meal of champions
 
2012-02-25 11:40:32 PM  

ABQGOD: Someone actually thought that someone else requested a birthday greeting for his bomb? Seriously?


This.
 
2012-02-25 11:40:54 PM  
From this link:Link (new window)

some of the passengers mistook the phrase "mom on board" for "bomb on board."
 
2012-02-25 11:41:00 PM  
"Hi, Jack! How are you doing?"
 
2012-02-25 11:43:51 PM  
Dear friendly sky flyers,

Please check your luggage, not your intelligence.

Sincerely,

Airline Management.
 
2012-02-25 11:44:51 PM  

Principal Clarinet: From this link:Link (new window)

some of the passengers mistook the phrase "mom on board" for "bomb on board."


Goddammit! Why are these articles being so vague as to what was actually said?!

CONTEXT!! I NEEEEDZ ITZZZZ!!!!
 
2012-02-25 11:53:57 PM  

here to help: WHY IS THERE NOT AN ACTUAL QUOTE OF THE TRANSMISSION IN THE ARTICLE?!!!


I'm sorry. From now on we'll hire a steno to sit alongside the air marshal so she can transcribe every word that was said aloud on any given flight, in case one of the passengers mishears something said by someone else and a news article is written about it.
 
2012-02-25 11:54:50 PM  
I need some help with etiquette. If a passenger goes full derp and overreacts to a trivial matter, are the other passengers allowed to beat the fark out of him?
 
2012-02-25 11:55:02 PM  
As if the flight crew would make a bomb announcement. Last thing they need is a pressurized metal tube filled with 200+ panicking farktards. "Mechanical Problems".
 
2012-02-26 12:01:33 AM  
 
2012-02-26 12:04:45 AM  

nytmare: here to help: WHY IS THERE NOT AN ACTUAL QUOTE OF THE TRANSMISSION IN THE ARTICLE?!!!

I'm sorry. From now on we'll hire a steno to sit alongside the air marshal so she can transcribe every word that was said aloud on any given flight, in case one of the passengers mishears something said by someone else and a news article is written about it.


I'm pretty sure a pilot's transmissions to the passenger compartment is recorded along with other flight data. Also, between the pilot and the lunatic passengers they couldn't even paraphrase it?

This is sh*te reporting.
 
2012-02-26 12:10:31 AM  
I agree with the ither posters here, we have become a country of complete pussies. Either that or these "frightened" passengers are looking to sue the airline for emotional distress and PTSD. Which also saddens me about the state of this country.
 
2012-02-26 12:13:07 AM  
Happy Bomb-day, Birth!
 
2012-02-26 12:21:39 AM  

Hoboclown: "This is your captain speaking, I've been informed we have a little boy named Jack who's celebrating his 8th birthday today, so from all of us in the cockpit we'd just like to say HI JACK"


so it goes
 
2012-02-26 12:29:16 AM  
This tune has BOTH words in it....

So Long mom, i'm off to drop the bomb
so don't wait up for me....

While you swelter down there in your shelter...
you can see me...on your tv...

remember, mommy, i'm off to kill a commie
so send me a salami or two...

I'll be home when the war is over...
I'll be home when the war is over...
I'll be home when the war is over...

an hoooour and a half from noooow....
 
2012-02-26 12:35:39 AM  

ABQGOD: Someone actually thought that someone else requested a birthday greeting for his bomb? Seriously?


Some people are complete morons and America has decided to make sure every last one of them feels relevant.
 
2012-02-26 12:39:41 AM  
seriously? the context wasn't clear enough?
That is one very loved bomb. I don't think the spirit of bomb making is to hang onto your creations til their anniversaries come around though. Bomb-making you're doing it wrong.
 
2012-02-26 12:54:17 AM  
Hi Jack! Mom's on board, is Sue inside the plane?
 
2012-02-26 12:56:12 AM  
i20.photobucket.com

Sad that even when it is his birthday, they never get it right.
 
2012-02-26 12:59:51 AM  

edmo: Problem: Passengers are idiots

Solution: Investigate the crew and controllers immediately.


What are the odds they'd just happen to get a cabin full of democrats onboard a single flight?
 
2012-02-26 01:06:28 AM  

Phoenix_M: In one of the other 5 articles submitted they said only two passenger's wet their pants and ran to security after the flight landed to report the pilot said there was a bomb on board.


The appropriate solution is to put them on the no fly list. Problem Solved. Serious if we put all the bed wetters on the no fly list, we could fire the TSA. Go ahead, hijack a plane where none of the passengers have been screened. Double dog dare ya.
 
2012-02-26 01:13:15 AM  

buckler: [i20.photobucket.com image 320x240]

Sad that even when it is his birthday, they never get it right.


That's okay. They could be false data.
 
2012-02-26 01:22:45 AM  
Whew. For a minute there I thought the story was going to be about trying to catch a tiger by its toe.

/Because that would DEFINITELY be news worthy.

//Bazinga!
 
2012-02-26 01:50:12 AM  

Yakivegas: I need some help with etiquette. If a passenger goes full derp and overreacts to a trivial matter, are the other passengers allowed to beat the fark out of him?


That's been SOP since the early 80's.
 
2012-02-26 01:56:51 AM  
 
2012-02-26 02:00:15 AM  
I use to travel by plane to sports competitions and the last name of one of the competitors from New Zealand was Balme. One more than one occasion without thinking either I or a teammate said "I wonder if Balme's on the plane" or something to that effect and got some concerned looks from people near us. This was pre-911, I imagine if we said it now I'd be writing this from a cell.
 
2012-02-26 02:27:26 AM  
I know what the pilot's going through. It's like being thrown into the mud and kicked in the head with an iron boot
 
2012-02-26 02:34:53 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: I know what the pilot's going through. It's like being thrown into the mud and kicked in the head with an iron boot


That's quite a comparison. I haven't seen an iron boot store in a long long while.
 
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