A Qantas pilot made all of his in-flight announcements on the air traffic control line by mistake. Â Since he went throughÂ all the announcements without taking a break, he clogged up the entire ATC line.
In addition to interrupting the conversation on the ATC line, he didn’t take enough of a break to allow anyone to point out he wasn’t making this announcement to the passengers.
When he was finally informed, the pilot said “DOH!”
The hilarious exchange is here. Â (Please be warned, for some reason, there’s a bit of loud music during the final few seconds. Â It started me the first time I watched it).
According to the comments, the beeping you hear is the ATC trying to cut in.
The first thought I had was, “wow, he has to say all of that all over again!”
But he isn’t the first to do it.
I did the longest PA ever after a technical delay over the radio frequency once, got a standing ovation in the crew room!
I found another video where a pilot messed up the in-flight announcements.
Once I accidentally keyed the mic and had a sneezing attack followed by blowing my nose on the emergency frequency. Some Speedbird pilot was nice enough to say, “Bless you”.