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Jinxed!

Badrya Darwish

Badrya Darwish

Do you believe in jinxes, guys? I tried to avoid believing in it but I see that most of the people around me believe strongly in such things. I remembered the word jinx today as I read the news about the KAC plane.

The new one, not the old ones which should be sent to scrap. The poor people. It took them 25 years to upgrade and lift the airline from total collapse and after lengthy debates and controversies which even led in some cases to the sacking of executives and parliamentary debates and people asking to investigate deals and allegations of corruption and demands to privatize or close the airline, at last Kuwait Airways saw the light. They finally took the decision to buy 25 new Airbus aircraft and after some criticism and disputes, 10 Boeing planes.

Then the new planes start arriving and look what happens! The aircraft is not hit by thunder, not hit by a storm or God forbid has a crash or malfunction or skids off the runway like the unfortunate Turkish airline. No, it was hit by a KAC maintenance bus. Just imagine! After all these years of stalement and deterioration, the new beautiful aircraft standing on the tarmac. Don’t imagine guys that the plane was taxi-ing on the streets in Fahaheel or Fourth Ring Road.

No, it was on the tarmac in the airport when a KAC bus clipped it as the bus was transporting workers across the airport. I call that jinxed.

I don’t know what you call it. But another sign that the Airbus deal wasn’t what it should be. But still I will fly Kuwait Airways - on the undamaged new planes, at least.

By Badrya Darwish
badrya_d@kuwaittimes.net

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This article was published on 05/03/2015