Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Love is in the air

Sorry for the long gap…

I just wanted to pass on what was (for me) an amusing experience.

I recently found myself sitting in a car park close to Turin airport. My colleague pointed out two pilots and two cabin crew from Alitalia walking to their cars. The pilots (both male) had stylish hair, sharp uniforms and mirrored aviator sunglasses. They rolled their flight backs with style. The cabin crew (both female) were pencil thin and polished. They passed close enough for us to see that they had perfect make up and perfect hair. All four of them walked as if they were on a cat walk. If they'd have had captain's rather than FO stripes, I'd have guessed that they were coming from a photo shoot. These people were seriously in love, although I'm pretty sure it was with themselves.

By way of a contrast, I found myself in an airport bus waiting to be taken to the aeroplane. Half-a-dozen Ryanair crew were walking out…apart from being aircrew, the two crews didn't appear to have much in common.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know of course why Italian soldiers have extra long sleeves on their shirts -- so they still look stylish when their hands are in the air..... That one dates from the 1940s but the obsession with style remains.