Let's face it: when most air passengers are faced with the possibility of listening to yet another in-flight safety announcement provided by a cast of flight attendants having been awake for 72 hours straight, most would rather feign unconciousness that hear the words 'brace', 'brace.'
We think that the travellers on board one particular Southwestern flight in America, travelling between Austin and San Diego, would certainly have woken up to the comments made by one particular pilot whilst his cabin microphone had been accidentally switched on, Pinknews discloses.
The comments were directed to previous air cabin crews he had worked with - male, female, gay and straight - who had obviously failed to win over the admiration of this conservative co-worker:
''In a recording obtained by the Houston Chronicle, the pilot is heard saying: 'Well, but I had Tucson to Indy all four weeks. And, er, Chicago crews 11 out of 12. There’s 12 flight attendants – individuals – never the same flight attendant twice, 11 f**king over the top f**king ass f**king homosexuals and a granny.''
''Eleven! I mean think of the odds of that. I thought I was in Chicago, which was party land. After that, it was just a continuous stream of gays and grannies and grandes. Well, I don’t give a f**k. I hate a hundred per cent of their asses.''
'He was also heard referring to a gay flight attendant as a 'fag'.'
Although the offender in question has not been fired, he has undergone diversity training and has apologised for his remarks.