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Remembering Man's Brilliant Viral Reaction To Delayed Flight

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Remembering Man's Brilliant Viral Reaction To Delayed Flight

A man's viral reaction to his flight being delayed from a 90s documentary series is still TV gold. Check it out here:


The fella in question was featured in an old episode of Airline, which showcased the daily goings on at airports, and was broadcast between 1998 and 2007.

Thankfully, somebody unearthed a gem of a moment and had the decency to share it on Twitter, where it quickly spread like wildfire.


In the clip, an unnamed passenger - who is the unfortunate victim of a flight delay on the way to Malaga - is interviewed by the show.

The airline is offering delayed passengers refreshment vouchers and a refund on their flight because of a four-hour wait. After speaking to a lady - who in all fairness seemed pretty happy with the offer - they head to the airport bar.

And there he is. The man, the myth, the legend.

When asked about how he feels about the delay, he replied: "I'm pretty chilled out about this actually, I've had five pints of Guinness..." so far, standard response from a person trapped in a building with a bar.

Someone get this man another Guinness. Credit: Pick TV
Someone get this man another Guinness. Credit: Pick TV

And then, he pushed it that bit further: "...and my wife's just left me for another man, I can't mention the name - oh Jacqui - I'm ever so sorry about that."

He continued: "So actually, the fact that there's a four-hour delay on a flight doesn't bother me."

What a guy - not bothered in the slightest. He certainly wasn't lying when he said that he's 'pretty chilled out'.


Luckily for the airline, he took both the absconsion of Jacqui AND the four-hour flight delay amazingly well, and in the only way one could deal with such a situation - get a bev (or five) in.

All the company he needed. Credit: Alamy
All the company he needed. Credit: Alamy

For anyone who's not familiar with the concept of Airline, it followed the story of - you guessed it - an airline.

Airline followed Britannia Airlines at Manchester Airport, then EasyJet at airports across the continent.


The cameras watched the reactions of passengers, ground workers and flight crew to the different trials and tribulations of flying with budget airlines - which you'll probably know, are plentiful.

Nothing like a few pints of Guinness to get a bit of perspective though, is there?

Words by Amelia Ward

Featured Image Credit: Pick TV

Topics: Viral, Airport, Funny, Community

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