Don't rush for the exit: the teaser headline is about EasyJet pilot Michael Bradley, on his way to a Spanish vacation with his family, filling in to fly the plane when the scheduled pilot didn't show up on time.
Once he found the reason for the flight delay, he called the company and told them he was set to be on the plane, had his license with him, and was available, though without his uniform. On board, above, he took the mic and announced...
“My wife who’s on row 15 with my little boy – hopefully he’s asleep by now, I should keep it down or else I’ll get told off – she rolled over and punched me in the back of the head and said ‘our flight’s delayed by two hours because they are minus one captain for the flight'.
”So just before we went through security I thought, I wonder if this is worth a phone call. I think it is because I’d like to go on holiday.
"I phoned up easyJet and said ‘Hiya, I’m standing in the terminal doing nothing. I have got my licence with me – deliberately from being punched in the back of the head at 3am – I have got my ID with me and I’d very much like to go on holiday. And if you need a favour I’m standing here ready to go.”