New mockumentary ‘Come Fly with Me’ about low-cost airlines

Aviation these days begs for jokes, be it TSA security or Ryanair wanting to charge to use the loo.

The comic relief has been funny, but I’ve yet to see anyone go the length Little Britain and the BBC has with its new mockumentary (fake film in documentary-style) TV series, Come Fly with Me.

The show is akin to a fictitious version of real documentary series Airport about London Heathrow. Come Fly with Me follows fictional low-cost airline FlyLo from its pilots to owner to check-in agents. Like Airport, it also focuses on airport employees from immigration officers to paparazzi.

The BBC is kind enough to let us non-Brits watch the entire first episode (below), but you only need to see the first 45 seconds to get a flavour of what’s to come–both in the TV show and in the real skies, although I suspect some of you have already experienced the latter.

There’s a Michael O’Leary type who whinges about why people need to use the loo in-flight, a passenger who asks what the vegetarian option is and receives the flight attendant’s response of “chicken”, and general crew shenanigans. I won’t spoil it anymore. See it for yourself.

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5 Responses to New mockumentary ‘Come Fly with Me’ about low-cost airlines

  1. AIrBoss 5 January, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    Perception is reality and truth is stranger than fiction.

  2. ZamZamm5 5 January, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    I’ve seen it. Possibly some of the most pathetic drivel masquerading as comedy I’ve ever had the displeasure to witness, and that a respected publication like Flightglobal is mentioning this dire puerile junk is utterly disgraceful. Get a life.

  3. Anon 6 January, 2011 at 2:15 am #

    Thanks, Mr. O’Leary.

  4. Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA) 6 January, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    lol, they all do their best

  5. RobRevet 8 January, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Video removed by user. Why that, BBC? Mr.O’Leary complained?

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