Good evening, Carolyns and Arthurs, this is your Douglas speaking. I'm delighted to tell you that four hours in a Chinese traffic jam have not been in vain and we are awaiting clearance to leave the mysterious Orient and return to the obvious Fitton.
Carolyn and Arthur:
I’m joined in the flight deck by Martin, who will be your Martin today.
Your cabin service attendants will be you, and I have no doubt they will be doing everything they possibly can to make the pilots’ flight as peaceful and pleasant as possible.
I won’t! I shall be fast asleep throughout!
Which is actually a very good start.