19 SEPTEMBER 2011
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During a recent early morning ‘rush hour’ at London City Airport a flight was delayed due to technical problems.
Since they needed the gate for another service, the aircraft was towed away whilst the engineering crew worked on it. The passengers were then told a new gate number. Everyone moved to this gate, only to find a third gate had been designated for them.
After some further shuffling, they all boarded, and as they were settling in, the flight attendant made the standard announcement, "We apologies for the inconvenience of this last-minute gate change. This flight is to Edinburgh. If your destination is not Edinburgh then you should ‘deplane’ at this time."
At this point a very confused-looking and red-faced pilot emerged from the cockpit, carrying his bags. “Sorry,” he said, “wrong plane.”
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