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22 August 2012

Air France Flight low on Fuel asks Passengers for Cash for gas

It’s a common saying that life is sometime more unusual than fiction and there are many examples of this especially when you travel and go on Holiday, your expecting new experiences and different things, but sometimes things get a little too much like the twilight zone.

It is expected that when you travel and stay in holiday accommodation like budget hotels, cheap youth hostels or guesthouse and visit new places things will be different from at home but Passengers on an Air France Flight 562 got a very strange and somewhat disturbing announcement from their captain after their plane was forced to make an emergency landing is Syria.

First of all an unplanned landing in Syria which is embroiled in civil war is not the most comforting place to land for passengers, coupled with this after landing the Captain put an announcements that passengers should please gather together their cash to help pay for fuel for the plane as they were running low and couldn’t take off again without refueling and paying for the fuel.

Considering the passengers were not hitching a ride with a stranger or car pooling with friends but had paid for a flight on a well known air line, this is not the type of request you will be expecting from the captain of the plane, but being good passengers everyone gathered together their money and in first class alone the travelers gathered together over 17,000 Euros.

In the end the captain managed to pay for the fuel without having to use the cash from the passengers but the fact that the passengers were asked to contribute for fuel still is one of the most unusual and somewhat unprofessional request from an airline to date.

Air France with its biggest hub airport in Paris France when asked about the incident said that because of the civil war and embargo on Syria paying for the fuel by normal means was proving to be difficult so the Captain of the Air France Plane was just taking precautions in case they had to pay cash for the fuel, the final cost and method of payment for the fuel was not revealed.

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