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Australian airlines ah!!

Old Nov 8th 2002, 11:10 am
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It has been reported that an employee for Ansett Australia (airlines) who happened to have the last name of Gay, got on a plane recently using the airlines 'free flight' offer for staff. However when Mr Gay tried taking his seat he found it being occupied by a fare paying passenger. So not to make a fuss, he simply chose another seat. Unknown to Mr Gay, another Ansett fight at the airport was experiencing mechanical problems. The passengers from this flight were being re-routed to various other airplanes. A few were put on Mr Gays flight and anyoneone holding a 'free' ticket were being 'bumped'. Ansett officials, armed with a list if these 'freebee' ticket holders, boarded the plane, as is the practise, to remove them in favour of fare paying passengers. Of course our Mr Gay was not sitting in his assigned seat as you may remember. So when the Ticket Agent approached the seat where Mr Gay was supposed to be sitting, she asked a startled customer "Are you Gay", the man shyly nodded that he was, at which point she demanded "You have to get off the plane". Mr Gay, overhearing what was being said tried to clear up the situation: "You've got the wrong man, Im Gay!" This caused an angry third passenger to yell "Hell. Im gay too! They cant kick us all off!!" Confusion reined as more and more passengers began yelling that Ansett had no right to remove gays from their flights.

It has been reported that Ansett have refused to comment on the incident.
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Old Nov 8th 2002, 12:16 pm
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Good story......

Originally posted by teresa.c
It has been reported that an employee for Ansett Australia (airlines) who happened to have the last name of Gay, got on a plane recently using the airlines 'free flight' offer for staff. However when Mr Gay tried taking his seat he found it being occupied by a fare paying passenger. So not to make a fuss, he simply chose another seat. Unknown to Mr Gay, another Ansett fight at the airport was experiencing mechanical problems. The passengers from this flight were being re-routed to various other airplanes. A few were put on Mr Gays flight and anyoneone holding a 'free' ticket were being 'bumped'. Ansett officials, armed with a list if these 'freebee' ticket holders, boarded the plane, as is the practise, to remove them in favour of fare paying passengers. Of course our Mr Gay was not sitting in his assigned seat as you may remember. So when the Ticket Agent approached the seat where Mr Gay was supposed to be sitting, she asked a startled customer "Are you Gay", the man shyly nodded that he was, at which point she demanded "You have to get off the plane". Mr Gay, overhearing what was being said tried to clear up the situation: "You've got the wrong man, Im Gay!" This caused an angry third passenger to yell "Hell. Im gay too! They cant kick us all off!!" Confusion reined as more and more passengers began yelling that Ansett had no right to remove gays from their flights.

It has been reported that Ansett have refused to comment on the incident.
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Old Nov 8th 2002, 12:54 pm
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I thought it was funny ... raised a laugh.. mind you I'm in the piss 'ed expat club

Is it true?

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Originally posted by teresa.c
It has been reported that an employee for Ansett Australia (airlines) who happened to have the last name of Gay, got on a plane recently using the airlines 'free flight' offer for staff. However when Mr Gay tried taking his seat he found it being occupied by a fare paying passenger. So not to make a fuss, he simply chose another seat. Unknown to Mr Gay, another Ansett fight at the airport was experiencing mechanical problems. The passengers from this flight were being re-routed to various other airplanes. A few were put on Mr Gays flight and anyoneone holding a 'free' ticket were being 'bumped'. Ansett officials, armed with a list if these 'freebee' ticket holders, boarded the plane, as is the practise, to remove them in favour of fare paying passengers. Of course our Mr Gay was not sitting in his assigned seat as you may remember. So when the Ticket Agent approached the seat where Mr Gay was supposed to be sitting, she asked a startled customer "Are you Gay", the man shyly nodded that he was, at which point she demanded "You have to get off the plane". Mr Gay, overhearing what was being said tried to clear up the situation: "You've got the wrong man, Im Gay!" This caused an angry third passenger to yell "Hell. Im gay too! They cant kick us all off!!" Confusion reined as more and more passengers began yelling that Ansett had no right to remove gays from their flights.

It has been reported that Ansett have refused to comment on the incident.
Very funny
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