Friday, April 04, 2008

We're Going Down, Down, Down, Down

I noticed the other day how many FAs and pilots say that we've begun the initial descent into a city in their announcements. I gotta side with George Carlin on this one... how many damn times are we going to descend?

3 Comments:

Blogger Aviatrix said...

Often you descend, level off, descend, level off and so on. If there's holding going on, you get cleared to the hold, and then after fifteen minutes you get another descent, then another one later, until finally you're cleared for the approach. I've herd the suggestion from a nervous passenger that the expression "final descent" be replaced with "happy fun landing time."

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree. FINAL descent just sounds so... final. L.M.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous sandtalker said...

Wasn't that a slasher-type movie?

2:08 PM  

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