Brian Air, the cheap, no nonsense Budget airline that normally lands somewhere vaguely near it's destination, have unveiled plans with how to deal with future French air traffic controller strikes.
"Obviously, ,the strike from French air traffic controllers caused a huge headache for Brian Air," said CEO of Brian Air, Brian Bryant. "Delays mean money, and money is what we want to make not spend."
Brian Air's plans are to have a bus replacement service across France.
"If those Frenchies go on strike again," said Bryant, "we're going to fly into Belgium and then bus people across to Switzerland, Spain, ITaly, or whatever, one of those countries on the other side of France we can't get to by plane."
Detractors of the scheme have pointed out that such bus journeys would add many hours to the duration of the journey.
"At least they will be uninterrupted," said Bryant. "And because we're being so accommodating, people can pay the bus fair, too!"
Brian Air believe they are on a winner, as most of the other budget airlines are suddenly buying up French buses, on the likely chance that the French air traffic controllers go on strike again in the near future. Every bus made before 1975 available in France has now been purchased by a budget airline.
The French unions, for their part, have countered Brian Air's plans to niftily circumvent their air traffic controller strikes, by announcing that all bus drivers will be going on strike in a show of support and solidarity of their air traffic controller brothers.