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(Fox News)   "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Air France pilot speaking. We've run out of fuel, and we don't have an account here. Please take out your wallets, our flight attendants will be around shortly to take up a collection"   (foxnews.com) divider line 85
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2012-08-17 11:03:59 AM
Me: How about no?
Pilot: Sir, we're in Syria, a war zone, and can't leave until we get gas money
Me: Here's all my credit cards. Max them out and get us the f*ck out of here ASAP
 
2012-08-17 11:31:54 AM
Yeah, 1000 gallons of Jet-A at $5-6/gallon (spot) in the 'States, no thanks. I wonder what it costs in Syria?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-17 11:36:54 AM
I would pay to get out of Syria.
 
2012-08-17 11:59:27 AM

Charlie Freak: Yeah, 1000 gallons of Jet-A at $5-6/gallon (spot) in the 'States, no thanks. I wonder what it costs in Syria?


Well, the cost of shipping it overseas to America has to be a good chunk of that $5-6.
 
2012-08-17 01:50:16 PM
That is a very persuasive argument. Almost highway robbery.
 
2012-08-17 02:01:13 PM
Lebanon looks too dangerous so let's go to Syria instead? Was the airport in Somalia closed?
 
2012-08-17 02:05:05 PM
The plane landed safely in Beirut...

not exactly something I ever imagined growing up that would be said out loud.
 
2012-08-17 02:05:32 PM

Walker: Me: How about no?
Pilot: Sir, we're in Syria, a war zone, and can't leave until we get gas money
Me: Here's all my credit cards. Max them out and get us the f*ck out of here ASAP


Done in one, came here to post this.
 
2012-08-17 02:06:12 PM
Am I really the first to drop the 'Ass, gas, or grass' reference?
 
2012-08-17 02:06:40 PM

vpb: I would pay to get out of Syria.


i'm sure there are millions who agree with you.
 
2012-08-17 02:06:58 PM
I thought the headline was a joke.then I read tfa. shiat.
 
2012-08-17 02:07:38 PM
That's not really funny. That's actually pretty scary.
 
2012-08-17 02:09:01 PM
Biggest shock of reading that story was that Fox News didn't somehow try to pin the blame on Obama.
 
2012-08-17 02:09:35 PM

Makh: That is a very persuasive argument. Almost highway robbery.


AIRWAY robbery!

/i'll show myself out
 
2012-08-17 02:11:14 PM

redsquid: Am I really the first to drop the 'Ass, gas, or grass' reference?


Far out man, I haven't heard that for forty forever's.
Groovy man
/ toke
 
2012-08-17 02:11:53 PM
Cash, Ass, or Grass
 
2012-08-17 02:11:55 PM

bsharitt: Lebanon looks too dangerous so let's go to Syria instead? Was the airport in Somalia closed?


Too far away, obviously.
 
2012-08-17 02:13:07 PM

bsharitt: Lebanon looks too dangerous so let's go to Syria instead? Was the airport in Somalia closed?


I'd think Baghdad would actually have been a better choice here. Or one of the airports in northern Iraq.

Israel would be obvious geographically but of course they can't land there, then go to Lebanon because Jewish cooties would get into Arab areas or some such silliness.
 
2012-08-17 02:13:10 PM

stir22: vpb: I would pay to get out of Syria.

i'm sure there are millions who agree with you.


I would pay to get out of the Middle-East.
 
2012-08-17 02:13:41 PM

kvinesknows
The plane landed safely in Beirut...

not exactly something I ever imagined growing up that would be said out loud.


Anytime I see a photo or video of bombed out buildings I always first think it's going to be Beirut.
 
2012-08-17 02:14:31 PM

Walker: Me: How about no?
Pilot: Sir, we're in Syria, a war zone, and can't leave until we get gas money
Me: Here's all my credit cards. Max them out and get us the f*ck out of here ASAP


Me: Well then Mr. Pilot. Consider yourself a hostage and we shall commence to mailing bits of you at a time to your family until the ransom is paid. Hold still, it's only an ear. For now.
 
2012-08-17 02:14:49 PM

redsquid: Am I really the first to drop the 'Ass, gas, or grass' reference?


Doubt farking can be considered payment for fuel in this case.
 
2012-08-17 02:15:13 PM

redsquid: Am I really the first to drop the 'Ass, gas, or grass' reference?


i.ytimg.comwww.spikednation.com

Will teach you the unwritten rules of the road.
 
2012-08-17 02:15:13 PM
In the Air Force we had a credit card for places where the AF didn't have an account. However, there were a few places (like Moscow) that would only accept "cash on the barrel head," so when we planned a mission there the pilot had to go to finance first and sign out a fat stack of bills. It takes quite a bit of money to fill up a C-141 with 80,000 pounds of jet fuel...

/CSB
 
2012-08-17 02:15:55 PM
At least they didn't crash into the Atlantic.
 
2012-08-17 02:15:57 PM
Those Airbuses, always running out of fuel.
 
2012-08-17 02:17:22 PM

JohnAnnArbor: bsharitt: Lebanon looks too dangerous so let's go to Syria instead? Was the airport in Somalia closed?

I'd think Baghdad would actually have been a better choice here. Or one of the airports in northern Iraq.

Israel would be obvious geographically but of course they can't land there, then go to Lebanon because Jewish cooties would get into Arab areas or some such silliness.


Damascus is only 60 miles from Beirut. Mosul and Baghdad are 550-600 miles. Probably not enough fuel to get that far. Maybe not even enough to get to Amman which is 175 miles away which would look to be the nearest safe place.
 
2012-08-17 02:18:14 PM

redsquid: Am I really the first to drop the 'Ass, gas, or grass' reference?


Nobody flies for free!

Man, I haven't seen one of those stickers in quite some time.
 
2012-08-17 02:20:12 PM
Try it on ship sometime. There's a reason these vessels carry ridiculous amounts of cash on them and it's not for the ladyboys at the port.

/mostly
 
2012-08-17 02:20:37 PM

Elegy: Walker: Me: How about no?
Pilot: Sir, we're in Syria, a war zone, and can't leave until we get gas money
Me: Here's all my credit cards. Max them out and get us the f*ck out of here ASAP

Done in one, came here to post this.


Actually no. From the article "Sanctions against Syria complicated payment for extra fuel." means that they can't use credit cards at all that is why Air France couldn't pay for its own fuel in the first place. It's just not explained fully in the article.
 
2012-08-17 02:21:47 PM
This would have been funnier if it had happened in Detroit and people paid to get to the peace and safety of Beirut.
 
2012-08-17 02:22:03 PM
So, just to be clear, these people were intentionally flying to Beirut?
 
2012-08-17 02:22:17 PM

Citrate1007: Cash, Ass, or Grass


Sees Air France Stewardess
images.askmen.com

I shall go with 'ass'. As much as she wants. 

Someone cough up some weed.
 
2012-08-17 02:23:16 PM

lasercannon: Elegy: Walker: Me: How about no?
Pilot: Sir, we're in Syria, a war zone, and can't leave until we get gas money
Me: Here's all my credit cards. Max them out and get us the f*ck out of here ASAP

Done in one, came here to post this.

Actually no. From the article "Sanctions against Syria complicated payment for extra fuel." means that they can't use credit cards at all that is why Air France couldn't pay for its own fuel in the first place. It's just not explained fully in the article.


pretty sure they (the airport) would have taken everyones credit cards at pennies on the dollar and sold the information for cash to criminal organizations
 
2012-08-17 02:24:04 PM

lasercannon: Elegy: Walker: Me: How about no?
Pilot: Sir, we're in Syria, a war zone, and can't leave until we get gas money
Me: Here's all my credit cards. Max them out and get us the f*ck out of here ASAP

Done in one, came here to post this.

Actually no. From the article "Sanctions against Syria complicated payment for extra fuel." means that they can't use credit cards at all that is why Air France couldn't pay for its own fuel in the first place. It's just not explained fully in the article.


NO CREDIT CARDS ALLOWED? I'M SO F*CKED!!!!
 
2012-08-17 02:27:07 PM
Do not stay in a motel, lovely target.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-17 02:27:18 PM
kharminspage.com

Surely, we can't be in Syria!?!
 
2012-08-17 02:27:46 PM
In other words who on bored is rich,
no one well i guess we will get the next group of people
off to our destination.
 
2012-08-17 02:30:13 PM
www.lolhome.com

Yeah it's still relevant - or at least being used
 
2012-08-17 02:31:21 PM
I going to Beirut for my vacation this year. My first choice was Mogadishu, but it was all booked up (and there's a girl in Kabul I don't want to see).
 
2012-08-17 02:31:24 PM

redmond24: Makh: That is a very persuasive argument. Almost highway robbery.

AIRWAY robbery!

/i'll show myself out


RUNWAY robbery!

/so so sorry
 
2012-08-17 02:32:40 PM

redsquid: Am I really the first to drop the 'Ass, gas, or grass' reference?


Ahh, the casual misogyny of the 70s.
 
2012-08-17 02:35:01 PM

12349876: JohnAnnArbor: bsharitt: Lebanon looks too dangerous so let's go to Syria instead? Was the airport in Somalia closed?

I'd think Baghdad would actually have been a better choice here. Or one of the airports in northern Iraq.

Israel would be obvious geographically but of course they can't land there, then go to Lebanon because Jewish cooties would get into Arab areas or some such silliness.

Damascus is only 60 miles from Beirut. Mosul and Baghdad are 550-600 miles. Probably not enough fuel to get that far. Maybe not even enough to get to Amman which is 175 miles away which would look to be the nearest safe place.


www.povplace.com

"Lando" is not a system, it's a man.

I'm SURE we'll be just fine if we stop there. It's not like we're gonna get frozen in Carbonite or anything.
 
2012-08-17 02:35:31 PM

austin_millbarge: Biggest shock of reading that story was that Fox News didn't somehow try to pin the blame on Obama.


That was implied. Bush would have already invaded Syria, so fuel would be 20 cents a gallon, but it wouldn't matter because they would gladly pay for it to reward us as liberators. AmIdoingitright?

Though I'm curious how bad things could have been near the Beirut airport that Syria was a better choice.
 
2012-08-17 02:37:00 PM
So your telling me they were flying without an adequate reserve? I mean there was weather issues (raining lead) and their alternate was landing in another warzone. Nicosia Cyprus. Antalya Turkey are on the inbound leg before there would be fuel issues if the fighting picked up after takeoff. Amman, Jordan or Haifa, Israel certainly would be safer and should be easily reachable. Sounds like Air France was being rather stingy with the gas and gambling the safety of their passengers and plane.
 
2012-08-17 02:37:55 PM

Walker: Me: How about no?
Pilot: Sir, we're in Syria, a war zone, and can't leave until we get gas money
Me: Here's all my credit cards. Max them out and get us the f*ck out of here ASAP


Especially if you happen to be an American right? They probly don't like you guys too much over there.
 
2012-08-17 02:37:57 PM

Daedalus27: So your telling me they were flying without an adequate reserve? I mean there was weather issues (raining lead) and their alternate was landing in another warzone. Nicosia Cyprus. Antalya Turkey are on the inbound leg before there would be fuel issues if the fighting picked up after takeoff. Amman, Jordan or Haifa, Israel certainly would be safer and should be easily reachable. Sounds like Air France was being rather stingy with the gas and gambling the safety of their passengers and plane.


I read a story somewhere that airlines are increasingly taking that chance because the fuel weighs so much it obviously means burning more fuel to carry more...
 
2012-08-17 02:42:44 PM

kvinesknows: The plane landed safely in Beirut...

not exactly something I ever imagined growing up that would be said out loud.


You say it and you'll still get a chuckle...or a good laugh. Not two countries I'd visit without a military escort...say the 82nd Airborne.
 
2012-08-17 02:45:47 PM

Daedalus27: Haifa, Israel


You think Israel is going to let a plane in that was destined for Beirut?

umad?.jpg
 
2012-08-17 02:46:01 PM

hdhale: kvinesknows: The plane landed safely in Beirut...

not exactly something I ever imagined growing up that would be said out loud.

You say it and you'll still get a chuckle...or a good laugh. Not two countries I'd visit without a military escort...say the 82nd Airborne.


I know!.. I had to reread that statement to make sure its what it said. its still dumbfounding.
 
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