In what seems to be a bizarre thing to do, a flight attendant on a flight from Gold Coast to Sydney, Australia told passengers who were landing that there would be drug-sniffing dogs when they return.
“We have been told there are sniffer dogs and quarantine officers waiting in the domestic terminal,” said the flight attendant to his passengers as they were landing.
Reports from the airplane say there was a mad dash of people heading for the lavatories as soon as the announcement was made.
The passengers, many of whom were returning to Sydney after the Splendour in the Grass music festival, apparently were having a grand old time, but when it was time to land, the party was apparently over.
“We’re required to play a pre-recorded quarantine announcement for customers on all flights across interstate and territory borders within Australia,” a Jetstar spokesman said.
“Our procedures also allow cabin crew to deliver the quarantine message through a public announcement and on this occasion the crew member elected to do so.”
Well, when this flight attendant decided to give his own spiel, he apparently took a little liberty in exactly what’s said:
“The crew member’s words were poorly chosen and are plainly at odds with the professional standards we’d expect from our team. We’re addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved.”
So, next time, maybe that flight attendant should just stick with the script…