Mom Scare of the Day: A handful of passengers aboard a Southwest Airlines flight en route to Long Island’s MacArthur Airport caused a commotion when they claimed to have heard the pilot announce there was a bomb on the plane.
As it turns out, the pilot was merely wishing a happy birthday to an air traffic controller’s mom — not bomb — who happened to be on board.
The pilot clarified his announcement, but two passengers still felt the need to complain to security officials upon arrival.
FAA officials said the controller who requested the birthday wish to his mother may be required to undergo retraining on appropriate radio conversation.
Really? Fucking nearly? The dudes getting in shit because he wanted to do something special for his Mom, just because two dumb bitches misheard it. I bet they’re the kind of people who would sue their hairdresser for cutting their hair a cm too short…
Things have changed so much with planes in such a short space of time. On my 9th Birthday, I was allowed into the cockpit of a Boeing 747, whilst it was 30,000 feet in the air halfway across the Atlantic, for a special birthday treat, and a chat with the pilots. Now the pilot can’t even wish a passenger a happy birthday over the PA. I understand why it’s changed, but I also despair at it.