You'll Want To Fly With 'Captain Pantun' After Listening To His Hilarious In-Flight Speech

Awesomest pilot EVER.

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The captain of an AirAsia flight brought his passengers to fits of giggles when he delivered one of the most entertaining pre-take off announcements we've ever heard!

Image via Trip Advisor

A recording of the bilingual announcement was posted on Facebook by Izwah Ibrahim on 5 June. It has since gone viral with more than 478k views and 14k shares at the time of writing!

The captain of the flight, believed to be Shahirul 'Alim Aminudin a.k.a. Captain Shaha, had everyone tickled pink when he started off with a joke about the in-flight meal service...

"Two things will happen once we start service.

Number one, the smell may flow through the cabin, that is normal. Number two, the smell is free, so you don't have to worry about that.

But if you need to check with the cabin crew on what is left on their meal cart, you can always do that."

... before launching into a surprise pantun empat kerat (four-lined poem) about cup noodles:

Pendek sangat masa penerbangan,
Makanan yang dijual barangkali tak banyak pilihan;
Yang dijual mungkin mee dalam cawan,
Cepat dimasak sedap dimakan.


Translation:
The flight duration is very short,
There's probably not much choice in the food sold;
They might be selling cup noodles,
Quickly cooked and good to eat.

As he updated passengers on weather conditions and take-off details, Captain Shaha managed to slip yet another pantun into his delightful announcement:

Perut lapar mencari nasi,
Jangan dilupa sambal terung;
Maklumat penerbangan saya dah kongsi,
Jangan kau kata kapten tak payung.


Translation:
A hungry stomach yearns for rice,
Don't forget brinjal sambal,
I have shared the flight information,
Don't say I (the captain) didn't give it to you.

According to Izwah, the captain made several announcements during the flight, often starting with, "This is your tour guide speaking."

"He was really like a tour guide coz he told us what we could see below depending on which side of the aircraft we were seated," she wrote.

Others who have previously flown with the captain said that he does the same in most of his flights, and even steps out of his cockpit to see passengers off upon arrival

Captain Shaha (middle) with two of his passengers.

Image via Fiza Rashid Facebook

Image via Ri Kin Facebook

Man, we hope we'll get to fly with Captain Shaha too! You can listen to his hilarious announcement here:

AirAsia flights can be a lot of fun, coz this is not the first time passengers were duly entertained while thousands of feet in the air:

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