Newly hired pilot Bob Haygooni tells the story of how he strolled into the cockpit during a flight to meet his new co-workers. He was shocked to discover the crew basking in the yellow glow of newspaper-covered windows. For whatever reason, the pilots decided that blocking their view was a better choice than shading their eyes with a hat or sunglasses.
Haygooni claims haphazard practices like this were common during his 16-month stint with the airline. He finally couldn’t take it anymore and quit. If this report is true, it may explain why the government-backed airline lost $US1 billion in taxpayer money last year and is close to being shuttered. [New York Times]