Following the unexpected deviation from the scheduled flightpath, on Monday, of its London to Düsseldorf service, British Airways has announced its newest innovation in air travel - 'Mystery Destinations'.
Flight BA3271 took off from London City airport on Monday for the routine 70-minute journey, but the pilot had other ideas. He took the plane north, instead, and landed at Edinburgh. He said:
"I've never really liked the Germans."
Senior executives at BA immediately realised the novelty value in this kind of 'flight uncertainty', and decided to launch the new service where passengers will pay for a ticket not knowing where they may end up.
The destination for each service will be decided by a National Lottery-type draw just after the flight has taken off, and will then be relayed to the pilot onboard.
A BA spokesman said:
"We're going to give this a go. With our current reputation as low as it is, it's difficult to see how things could get any worse!"
The possibilities are endless, of course, and passengers should expect to arrive at destinations that will cause them maximum incovenience and untold distress, and pose serious threats to their lives.