The Clue Phone

Reason #438 to avoid the iPhone: that smug Applesque feeling of superiority you get from owning one could backfire.

We push back from the gate and get advised of a ground stop in MEM due to storms in the area. My Captain informs the passengers over the PA. Not one minute later, we get chimed from the flight attendant. “Some guy with an IPhone says the weather is good, and wants to know what the REAL reason is for the delay. Is something wrong with the plane?”

Read the rest. Apparently Mr. iPhone doesn’t realize that he flies on that aircraft at the behest of the very person whose judgment and/or integrity he’s questioning.

I wish I knew which company employed that pilot! I’d like to give them some business next time I’m forced to subject myself to the depraved masquerade of modern airline travel.

  2 comments for “The Clue Phone

  1. Colin Summers
    November 15, 2007 at 8:34 am

    That guy just had the wrong application on his iPhone.

    http://foreflight.com

    That means I never have to call FSS, which stopped answering my calls a while ago anyway.

    –Colin

  2. Dan
    November 16, 2007 at 2:24 am

    You can blame Mr iPhone’s brashness on that stupid iPhone commercial in which that droopy shouldered 3-striper gives a testimonial about how he used his iPhone to check the weather and called dispatch for an earlier than delayed push back.

    Ever since that aired, I keep hearing passengers site it as “proof that it’s safe to use cell phones on an airliner!”

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