Monday, June 24, 2013

I do love a good practical joke

And this does seem the kind I can really enjoy:

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden was supposed to be on Aeroflot Flight 180 from Moscow to Havana. He wasn't. But "dozens" of journalists are. It just took off. And there's no booze service on board. Welcome to the Cuban Whistleblower Crisis.

12-hours on a flight---NO BOOZE---and they have to stay in Cuba for three days.



Anonymous said...

Wrong Flight number; should be SU-150, which lands in about two hours in Havana. SU 180 lands in Moscow.

Bryan said...

Since the fall of the Soviet Union Aeroflot has had to become a profit-producing enterprise.

They saw a way to fill seats at full price and took it.

Good move, that!

pansypoo said...

oh that is a hoot.

Anonymous said...

What's so bad about staying in Cuba for three days? I go there for a week or two every year.

Anonymous said...

Whenever Snowden leaves Moscow, it will likely be under the protection of Vlad Putin, on a private jet type aircraft operated by the Russian military or KGB (to avoid intercept by US fighters), direct to whichever country grants him asylum, and maybe even in the company of his girlfriend.Putin doesn't give a rat's patootie if the U.S. stomps its little feet in anger.

Anonymous said...

Having worked with journalists, what a turn of events. Twelve hours with no story and no booze. Might as well be the fucking gulag.