June 31, 2017, just another evening at the airport..
One Qatari and two Emirati get into a lounge in Geneva and the Qatari says:
A7-ALI : “Listen you two, I’m going to beat you today on the way back. I done wrestled with a Ka-52, I done tussled with an A380, handcuffed a P-38, thrown an F-16 in jail. Only last week, I murdered a flap, injured a stairs truck, hospitalised a sidestick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.”
A6-AFA steps in – “Yeah, sure… And yet you’re almost always at least a Qatar of an hour late from Geneva!”
A7-ALI : “It’s just Abu Dhabit. I Doha a suggestion for you. Why don’t you go get yourself some real winglets!”
A6-EWC : “ALI, unlike you, me and AFA can put the pedal to the metal! If you know what I mean…”
A7-ALI : “If you mean vomit inducing rudder action, wow, I’m in yaw… You’re just Boeing jealous of my refined skin.”
A6-EWC : “Ok, you boys keep chatting, I’m GE90ing out of here. See ya…”
A6-AFA – “Half an hour late, but better late than never right? Engine n1 running, ready to push. See ya ALI!”
A7-ALI : “Waiiiit for meeee ?”
23:48. A7-ALI, now somewhere over Italy, running last but strong, looks behind his shoulder : “Hey AFA, look at HB-JCA. She was looking forward to a grand entrance on her first flight, but they scheduled her at 23:45 when nobody cares, and she arrives in the rain like an stray dog.”
A6-AFA looks down towards Geneva : “Well, at least they got the water salute part right… ?”
Til next time!
Update 05/06/2017: Six Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar today, accusing it of destabilising the region.