EVER had your flight delayed while being stuck in a plane on the tarmac?
While flight delays aren’t exactly uncommon, passengers on one AirAsia flight from Denpasar to Perth over the weekend received a rather unique apology.
Senior cabin crew member Raditya Alamanda whipped out his guitar and sang four songs to passengers during the flight.
Community News sales director Tamika Cruickshank said Alamanda’s serenading of passengers was a pleasant surprise.
“We were running late after being stuck on the tarmac in Denpasar,” she said.
“There was probably an hour left to go in the flight and a voice came over the microphone introducing one of the cabin crew and saying he would be providing complimentary entertainment to apologise for the delay.
“It was pretty unusual but the passengers seemed to enjoy it.”
Alamanda covered four songs, two of which were popular Ed Sheeran numbers.
AirAsia spokesman Kris Taute said the airline called its people ‘allstars’.
“Our passionate Allstars are often what set us apart from other airlines, and as part of our values we encourage all 24,000 of them to showcase their many talents,” he said.
“There are many examples of this happening across our network.
“It’s refreshing to know our cabin crew led by the talented Raditya Alamanda were able to keep our guests both informed and entertained.”
It’s not the first time AirAsia staffers have put their musical prowess on display, with one singing Can’t Take My Eyes Off You after landing in Kuala Lumpur from Ho Chi Minh City back in 2014.
Passengers on a flight from Yangon to Kuala Lumpur, also in 2014, were treated to a stirring rendition of Endless Love.