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Never been on a flight like this one....

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Nov 19, 2019 - 8:57 PM
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Owen

Canada

4404 posts since 6/5/2011

.... no banjo, but seeing as we're in the "(Not Banjo related)" thread.... 

  https://www.facebook.com/cbc/videos/1010722209279603/UzpfSTY4NDMwMDA1NjoxMDE2MjQ4MzMxNjY3MDA1Nw/

Nov 19, 2019 - 9:07:16 PM

52859 posts since 12/14/2005

Is that the Irish airline, AER STRINGUS?

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Nov 19, 2019 - 10:55:11 PM
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Dragonslayer

Mozambique

194 posts since 10/9/2019

Well, flights would be a lot more tolerable if they would all have good live music on board!

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:23:03 AM
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Owen

Canada

4404 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Dragonslayer

Well, flights would be a lot more tolerable if they would all have good live music on board!


...you mean like an accordian-bagpipe duet?   wink

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:00:10 AM

52859 posts since 12/14/2005

No, like a BANJO-bagpipe duet!

 

But, far be it from ME to tell the airlines how to entertain their customers.

So, for YOU:

 

"Coffee, Tea, or Moonshine?"

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:17:28 AM
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Paul R

Canada

11866 posts since 1/28/2010

Well, if they start playing rap, I'm lookin' for a parachute.

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:27:50 AM
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9105 posts since 2/22/2007

Paul, have you seen that classic of cinema; Soul Plane? You would very much want that parachute.

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:36:33 AM
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9105 posts since 2/22/2007

I would enjoy the flight that Owen linked. I'll tell you about my favorite experience. A business trip with colleagues, on the return flight we ordered one round of cocktails. The stewardess continued to bring us round after round the entire four hour flight! As events progressed one emboldened female in our party stood up and loudly announced "this a party flight, all party people gather round and all you fun-haters get to the back of the plane!", and the party people did indeed gather around! Amazingly the flight crew cheered and continued to serve non-stop free drinks for all! I do not know why they did this and I do not know if they kept their jobs after that, but about half the passengers on that flight were barely able to stumble off of the plane, whooping and laughing, and the other half were shaking their heads in disgust. I thought it was the best flight ever!

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:13:17 AM
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Dragonslayer

Mozambique

194 posts since 10/9/2019

quote:
Originally posted by Owen
quote:
Originally posted by Dragonslayer

Well, flights would be a lot more tolerable if they would all have good live music on board!


...you mean like an accordian-bagpipe duet?   wink


Yes!!!!! That would be the awesomest flight! 

Nov 21, 2019 - 2:30:08 PM
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RB-1

Netherlands

3688 posts since 6/17/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Dragonslayer
quote:
Originally posted by Owen
quote:
Originally posted by Dragonslayer

Well, flights would be a lot more tolerable if they would all have good live music on board!


...you mean like an accordian-bagpipe duet?   wink


Yes!!!!! That would be the awesomest flight! 


Well..wink I posted this before, but wouldn't you have liked this one even better?

We were having a ball as you might understand.

How young we were in 1995....

Edited by - RB-1 on 11/21/2019 14:30:51

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:56:47 PM
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Dragonslayer

Mozambique

194 posts since 10/9/2019

quote:
Originally posted by RB-1
quote:
Originally posted by Dragonslayer
quote:
Originally posted by Owen
quote:
Originally posted by Dragonslayer

Well, flights would be a lot more tolerable if they would all have good live music on board!


...you mean like an accordian-bagpipe duet?   wink


Yes!!!!! That would be the awesomest flight! 


Well..wink I posted this before, but wouldn't you have liked this one even better?

We were having a ball as you might understand.

How young we were in 1995....


Cool! And how do you get them to let you play in the cabin? I've had flight attendants reprimand me just for opening my window blind 

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:57:57 AM
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RB-1

Netherlands

3688 posts since 6/17/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Dragonslayer

Cool! And how do you get them to let you play in the cabin? I've had flight attendants reprimand me just for opening my window blind 


They (KLM) asked us...

This was the inauguration flight of their no transit Amsterdam-Memphis service. Apparently they contacted some events organizer and asked for a band that did genuine, acoustic American music AND being able to play live during the flight.

No way a Bluegrass band would fit in the aisle like we did, so they ended up with us...

I got this phone call and as soon as I understood, all my answers were: 'yes, of course we do', thinking that I'd figure out a way to do it when time was due....laugh We agreed to play every hour for about ten minutes.

We had a guy from the agency with us, who took care of everything apart from performing. He was right behind us, carrying the dobro case so I could swap instruments and play two different ones in a set (even the mandolin found a temporary home there) and we moved up and don the plane, from the galley in the tail to the flight deck up front and anywhere in between.

Performing while up there is a unique experience, more or less like being in a room with 5 vacuum cleaners....

But we had fun no end as you can see.

With regulations tightened up after 2001 I don't see how this would ever happen again.

Oh, those happy days of yore......

Edited by - RB-1 on 11/22/2019 00:59:28

Nov 22, 2019 - 1:42:08 AM

Dragonslayer

Mozambique

194 posts since 10/9/2019

That's really cool!

Nov 22, 2019 - 4:15:40 AM
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RB-1

Netherlands

3688 posts since 6/17/2003

Apart from absolutely 'never been on a flight like this one...' it also probably makes me the holder of the altitude record 'when playing the 5 string banjo'.....wink Would 39,000 ft be enough ?surprise

Nov 22, 2019 - 4:59:11 AM

52859 posts since 12/14/2005

That would possibly be the record for altitude "in an aircraft in flight."

But a person busking on the street corner in Denver, Colorado would be about a mile above sea level, just sitting there.

So, congratulations for the "in flight" record.


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