Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Ayrlijns Albiansk (Albian Airlines)- Albia's national air carrier. Its abbreviated title "AA" has led to confusion in the past. Indeed, a journalist pal did once turn up - admittedly somewhat the worse for wear - to a flight under the assumption that he was attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. He refused to be deterred from this belief - whether by the air safety procedure being explained, being forced to strap himself into a seat of a size normally associated with the crating of veal calves, or by the vast amounts of alcohol he was offered (and freely accepted) during the flight - indeed it was only when he sobered up some three days later on the floor of a Kyrgyz yurt that he began to realise his error.