Apple’s running this obnoxious commercial featuring a possibly bogus airline pilot who, as a passenger on a weather-delayed flight, heroically saves the day by using his magical iPhone to check the weather:
Now, an anecdotal tale has emerged where another guy tried to use his iPhone on a delayed flight to second-guess the airline’s ability to check to weather. He gets a flight attendant to pass his weather prediction on to the pilot, and the pilot’s response over the intercom is hilarious:
“If the passenger with the IPhone would be kind enough to use it to check the weather at our alternate, calculate our fuel burn due to being rerouted around the storms, call the dispatcher to arrange our release, and then make a phone call to the nearest Air Traffic Control center to arrange our timely departure amongst the other aircraft carrying passengers with IPhones, then we will be more than happy to depart. Please ring your call button to advise the Flight Attendant and your fellow passengers when you deem it ready and responsible for this multi-million dollar aircraft and its passengers to safely leave.”
I don’t know if the story is true. But, dammit, I still love it.