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After the Splendour in the Grass music festival in Gold Coast, Australia, several attendees were flying back to Sydney on a Jetstar flight. “We’re required to play a pre-recorded quarantine announcement for customers on all flights across interstate and territory borders within Australia,” a Jetstar spokesman said. “Our procedures also allow cabin crew to deliver the quarantine message through a public announcement and on this occasion the crew member elected to do so.” The crewmember’s announcement was, “We have been told there are sniffer dogs and quarantine officers waiting in the domestic terminal. If you need to dispose of anything you shouldn’t have, we suggest you flush it now.” According to witnesses, there was a rush for the toilets. “We’re addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved,” the Jetstar spokesman said. (MS/Surry Hills Daily Telegraph) ...Sounds like she was just flushed with excitement.
Original Publication Date: 10 August 2014
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