Thursday, August 19, 2010

An Airline With a Sense of Humor

This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks to my friend Jenny for sending this! I had a bunch of good laughs~! Be sure to see the comments of the flight attendants and crew below the pictures. (Double click on pictures to enlarge them.)

Kulula is a low-cost South-African airline that doesn't take itself too seriously.  Check out their new livery!

From the cockpit on KULULA.COM- South Africa's Budget Airline

Kulula is an Airline with head office situated in Johannesburg. Kulula airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

On a Kulula flight, (there is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced, "People, people we're not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!"

On another flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."

On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your belongings.. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have."

"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."

"Thank you for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."

As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Durban Airport , a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"

After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in the Karoo, a flight attendant on announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted." 

From a Kulula employee: " Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."

"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child travelling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are travelling with more than one small child, pick your favourite."

Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Kulula Airlines."

"Your seats cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."

"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."

And from the pilot during his welcome message: "Kulula Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry.. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"

Heard on Kulula 255 just after a very hard landing in Cape Town : The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."

Overheard on a Kulula flight into Cape Town , on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain really had to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Mother City. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!"

Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."

An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smile, and give them a "Thanks for flying our airline. He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment.

Finally everyone had gotten off except for a little old lady walking with a cane. She said, "Sir, do you mind if I ask you a question?" "Why, no Ma'am," said the pilot. "What is it?" The little old lady said, "Did we land, or were we shot down?"

After a real crusher of a landing in Johannesburg , the attendant came on with, "Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal.."

Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today.. And, the next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of Kulula Airways."

Heard on a Kulula flight. "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing.. If you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."

A plane was taking off from Durban Airport . After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number 293, non-stop from Durban to Cape Town , The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight.. Now sit back and relax... OH, MY GOODNESS!" Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!" 

A passenger then yelled, "That's nothing. You should see the back of mine!"

Shakura Cathryn
"The art of flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss." ~Douglas Adams
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- What a Ride!" ~Unknown
“When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.” ~Buddha
“A guy walked by stabbing at his cell phone. He was frustrated (been there!) and I flashed to a funny bit of comedy from Louis C.K. He reminded his audience that when he was a kid you had to stand next to the phone and use a rotary dial, and said...That signal is going to SPACE! Can you give it a second to get back from space, for crying out loud?” ~JP van Hulle
"I believe reality is a marvelous joke staged for my edification and amusement, and everybody is working very hard to make me happy." ~Terence McKenna
“I believe that our serious condition is due to our serious conditioning to be serious. Seriously. And if the problem is serious, it stands to reason that the solution is humorous. No matter what the problem is, we can dissolve it in a warm solution of laughter…. Since laughter is an in-body experience, one technically has to be in a body to laugh. While the Creator's laughter is purely metaphorical, ours can be seen, heard and felt. In other words, when God finds something funny, you and I are the designated laughers.” ~Swami Beyondananda
"It's all so funny—how can you not be laughing?" ~A 6th Grade Child

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Free Copy of The Barn Dance to Give Away

I loved this book so much... that I ordered an extra copy just to give away to someone else. That copy has arrived. (See the blog post below for more information.)

Who would like to receive it?

If you would like to receive a free copy of this wonderful book, please send me an e-mail to singingmoon(at) and tell me why you are drawn to the book. I don't know how I will decide who to give it to. Perhaps the first person. Or perhaps because something that someone says will touch my heart and I'll know that's the right person.

Be sure to include your name and mailing address. Or, if you are local to the Sedona / Verde Valley area of AZ, let me know that and we can make arrangements to meet somewhere, or for you to pick up the book.
Sending inter-dimensional blessings,
Shakura Cathryn
It is delicious to talk to our live friends from our dead standpoint. We all enjoy it immensely! ~Abraham