In Conversation with… Sabian Wilde

Marketing Lecturer. Writer. Music Bod. Claims to have coined 'Perthonality'

Virgins don’t get you all the way there.

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You may have noticed a news item on Saturday about a Virgin flight (Melbourne-Perth) that was forced to land in Adelaide due to a crack in the windscreen.

I tell ya, it’s surreal watching a news item about a faulty plane when you’re watching the in-flight news (Sky news, ha ha) at 30,000ft inside the plane that’s on the news.

My cheerful cries of , “We’re all going to die!” — a reference to Dogs In Space — were not appreciated by my wife. After I calmed her down, she said, “I’m glad that you’re here.”

I’m not sure if that was due to the fact that I am such a great help at comforting her or because she thinks it’s just and right that if her plane falls out of the sky, I should die too.

I have now been to Adelaide twice. Both times, it has been because my mode of transport (train and plane) broke down, forcing me to stay. I’m sure that it is otherwise a lovely place.

I’d also like to thank the Virgin staff who were sharing our fate, who handled the entire situation with aplomb.


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Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 10:53 am

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  1. Wow, that is surreal. On the upside though, it’s good to see the news on the flight being timely and relevant. 😛

    Glad to hear you didn’t die, though I think little a piece inside you dies every time you stay in Adelaide.


    Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    • Thanks Noodles. But just for the record, you and the-paris-site both have permission — nay, you are EXPECTED — to play with me after I’m dead.


      Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 1:53 pm

  2. Wow.
    The city of churches.


    Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 2:27 pm

  3. Yes Tim, they can play with my dead body in the city of churches.


    Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 12:18 am

  4. […] that I was stuck in Adelaide recently when my friendly Virgin Blue pilot noticed there was a crack in the windscreen on my Melbourne-Perth […]

  5. Funny Story: I was once on the committee of the Phil Collins Fan Club. This was back in ’85 when “No Jacket Required” had been released. That was a monster album, I tell you! Anyway, I was planning
    to go to the Adelaide concert (I was based in Adelaide then – long story). However, a family issue (that I really don’t want to get into detail about here) had meant I needed to hop on a flight to
    Perth. “No problems” I thought, since there was a Perth concert 3 days later. But as luck would have it – once I’d dealt with the family issue I needed to return to Adelaide ASAP.
    So in the end, I was in Perth while the Adelaide concert was taking place, and then in Adelaide while the Perth concert was taking place.
    Funny how these things work out sometimes.

    Snerky McSnerk

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 9:50 am

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