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Airline plans in-flight clowns, actors
upi ^ | Feb. 19, 2011

Posted on 02/19/2011 11:31:51 AM PST by JoeProBono

MOSCOW, Feb. 19 - Russian budget airline Avianova announced it will be hiring clowns, actors and musicians to amuse and entertain passengers during flights.

Avianova officials said the first in-flight live entertainment will take place Saturday on a flight from Moscow to Krasnodar.

The airline said it was inspired to install stages on the planes when it was forced to reduce the number of seats from 180 to 159 because of a change in Russian customs policy.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Travel
KEYWORDS: airline; clowns; russian


1 posted on 02/19/2011 11:31:55 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

As if flying wasn’t scary enough.


2 posted on 02/19/2011 11:39:56 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: JoeProBono

Alternate headline... ‘Russia offers free airfare to American politicians’


3 posted on 02/19/2011 11:40:18 AM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: loboinok

Avianova 'flight attendants' disembark wearing 'official' uniforms


4 posted on 02/19/2011 11:47:54 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

clowns, musicians and actors...that’s pretty much the Democrats.


5 posted on 02/19/2011 11:51:07 AM PST by max americana
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To: JoeProBono

Those were supposed to be clowns? Oh, I thought it was just passengers flipping and rolling down the aisle after tripping on the untacked and wrinkled carpeting. That, or passengers falling out of their seats because the seat belts don’t latch or the backs aren’t secured and flop down onto the knees of the person behind. Yes, btdt and didn’t even get a t-shirt proclaiming I survived. They’d do better chopping down the trees growing up in the middle of the runway cracks and hauling off the burned out carcasses of crashed planes they leave along the runways in full view of the passengers as the take off and land.


6 posted on 02/19/2011 11:55:08 AM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: max americana

. .only they ain’t funny!


7 posted on 02/19/2011 11:55:20 AM PST by de.rm (It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.)
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To: JoeProBono

“You speak Russian?”

“Yes, a little.”


8 posted on 02/19/2011 12:07:48 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: loboinok
‘Russia offers free airfare to American politicians’

GMTA.

I was going to suggest "Russia Job Offers Target WI Democrat Solons."

9 posted on 02/19/2011 12:10:01 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: JoeProBono

Jet Blue already tried the Clown idea


10 posted on 02/19/2011 12:10:51 PM PST by bigbob (-)
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To: JoeProBono
Big deal, because:

1. I'm not going to Russia anytime soon.

2. Clowns scare me.

3. I'd trade clowns for more Pepsi and peanut butter
crackers any day.
11 posted on 02/19/2011 12:23:06 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

;-{)


12 posted on 02/19/2011 12:24:13 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: loboinok

Bump !!


13 posted on 02/19/2011 12:24:37 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: JoeProBono

These clowns should give everyone more legroom.


14 posted on 02/19/2011 12:25:59 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: loboinok

Bump !!


15 posted on 02/19/2011 12:28:52 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Calvin Locke

;0)


16 posted on 02/19/2011 12:35:00 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: bigbob

Former Jet Blue Flight Attendant Steven Slater


17 posted on 02/19/2011 12:35:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

“Please, Citizen Pilot Person, say you were joking about not knowing how to fly this plane!!”

“Well, I played a pilot on t.v but the program crashed! Getit? Crashed!! woo..woo...wooo!”.


18 posted on 02/19/2011 12:38:41 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: righttackle44

Russian Clown


19 posted on 02/19/2011 12:39:41 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: bgill

Taken on January 10th, the mere inches of runway left before this plane gets airborne clearly depict two things: 1) Russians are strict stewards of capital only building as much runway as absolutely necessary and 2) Once in place, Russians focus on high asset utilization, using as much of the runway as possible to generate outsized returns.


20 posted on 02/19/2011 12:43:10 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

Flakes on a plane?


21 posted on 02/19/2011 12:46:02 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: JoeProBono

LOL. Good one!


22 posted on 02/19/2011 1:11:59 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

Fly the Bozo skies.


23 posted on 02/19/2011 7:17:50 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: JoeProBono; stylecouncilor

It would also depend on headwinds direct, or not, to the runway.

s, bump.


24 posted on 02/19/2011 9:44:45 PM PST by onedoug
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To: JoeProBono

Could be worse. Could be mimes.


25 posted on 02/19/2011 9:48:23 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( Stop the worm holocaust : End Fishing.)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a good looking runway. Where’re the trees growing out of the craters? Wow, the markings are a vast improvement over no markings at all!

OTOH, those mere inches before the water shows they still haven’t improved their flying. I don’t know about today but back in the day there was no flying a straight line from Point A to Point B because they followed the roads. Heck, they even obeyed red lights in mid air and made 90 degree turns at the corners. No lie, to conserve fuel, they would cut their engines and you’d float down in silence, and then they’d crank them up about tree line and up you’d climb again. Total truth. I am not exaggerating.


26 posted on 02/19/2011 10:03:30 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: InvisibleChurch


27 posted on 02/20/2011 7:04:14 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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