Then there’s the story of the pilot who, walking through the cabin during a flight from Karachi to Paris, noticed a blind passenger with his guide-dog. Being an animal lover, he asked the man if he would like him to take the dog for a little walk along the runway when they landed in Athens. The offer was gladly accepted.
It was a very hot day, with not a cloud in the sky. The pilot found the glare too much so he put on his dark glasses and walked a few hundred yards down the runway and then back to the plane with the dog on a lead.
A new batch of passengers was about to board the aircraft. Seeing the pilot with the guide-dog, they stopped dead in their tracks, dismay on their faces, then turned and went back to the terminal building to ask if they could change their tickets for another airline.
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