Tuesday, August 12, 2008

dangerous and awkward


Mark took a flight from Tokyo to Beijing and this was on the jetway. He says he made it in one piece, no comment on the comfort.

8 comments:

frequent-commenter john said...

i would definitely want a parachute for that flight

robotnic said...

Hahahaha... I love that this post is accompanied by an ad for KLM, which is probably the most comfortable airline I've flown with.

KirBir said...

Okay, switching planes now

umbrella salesman said...

What's lovely is that the Chinese text above also has the same words in quote marks. They look something like 「 … 」.

Genius.

atylmo said...

It's Japanese, Umbrella Salesman ;D

Sounds like a great flight.. I bet the difference between coach and first class and coach is getting a parachute. Then everybody'd be hounding to pay top dollar.

wb said...

The word "anshin" (safe) is in quotations, but they upped the ante with the English translation to include "comfortable" as well.

The irony is that it's JAL, who has had some recent safety problems in Japan. So, maybe they really meant those quotation marks.

http://japundit.com/archives/2005/08/15/1018/

S. said...

I like also that they use a tilde (~) underneath the quotation, which in maths means 'approximately' (or something like that) - presumably meaning the guy on the left may or may not be the aircraft maintenance manager in charge...

sophont1107 said...

It is still better than their "quiet" and "relaxing" flights which are packed full of colicky infants