Because if you use a bunch of Arabs* they’ll lose your mother.
Emirates refused to allow Auckland’s John Ozimek, 55, to take the ashes of his mother, Kathleen, on a flight as carry-on luggage. He was forced to pack the urn in a suitcase – with five luggage tags to be extra careful – but the case was lost en route to London.
The airline says it is doing “everything in our power” to find the suitcase, which has now been missing for two weeks.
And not for the first time in my experience the expectation one gets when booking to use this airline and the actual service delivered isn’t quite the same…
They had checked with their travel agent about flying with the ashes, but the airline had responded by saying the urn was too big for carry-on luggage.
Now imagine an airline flyinmg someones remains to their final resting place. Imagine they lose those remains. Imagine they can’t be arsed communicating with the family.
Now imagine its a western airline losing an Arabs remains.
Yeah, thought so.
*”Arabs” is used in the context of being an insult for stupid or idiotic behaviour common amongst Commonwealth soldiers arising from all the depolyments in the region over the last hundred years or sole. Its a competency insult, not a genetic. When I make a genetic insult you’ll know.