June 27, 2021
HARMONDSWORTH, MIDDLESEX — It’s been about 10 days since a mystery audio recording forced British Airways to respond to numerous inquiries. The verdict: don’t fly anytime soon.
The audio recording was first shared on social media on or around June 17. It went viral almost immediately. An unidentified person said in a voice mail that three British Airways pilots died in the last seven days. His source was allegedly a friend who is a British Airways pilot. He said British Airways is in “crisis talks” because upwards of 85% of pilots received experimental mRNA or viral vector DNA shots against COVID-19. Here is the audio.
The main issue here is that sitting for long periods of time in pressurized airplane cabins can exacerbate the formation of blood clots after the experimental injections. In fact, Sky News reported that Russian and Spanish airlines are advising vaxxed people not to fly due to blood clot risks.
Worst-case scenario, a pilot could potentially die mid-flight, and kill hundreds of passengers along with himself. British Airways responded to the viral audio clip on June 17, confirming that four, not three, of their pilots recently passed away.
Mainstream media “fact-checkers” dismissed any connections between the experimental shots and the four deaths. British Airways did not release the name of the pilots and, of course, exonerated the experimental shots of any culpability.
The following photo also started making the rounds on social media the same day British Airways responded. The airline confirmed the authenticity of these condolences books in their offices. But British Airways refused to confirm if all the pilots in question received experimental injections.
Who are the four British Airways pilots?
We know one of the pilots was 33-year-old Mr. Edward Brice-Bennett.
The viral audio recording specifically mentions a pilot “in his mid-thirties” who received the second shot days prior to his death. Mr. Brice-Bennett’s death is the most congruent with other deaths after experimental shots.
He was found unconscious next to his bike on a trail in Tidworth, Wiltshire on June 2. It appears he was just riding his bike and suddenly collapsed. He was pronounced dead 45 minutes after he was discovered. Mr. Brice-Bennett is survived by his pregnant wife of four years and their two very young children.
The rest of the British Airways pilots are a bit of a mystery. Some media outlets and bloggers claim that 60-year-old Nicholas Synnott, is one of them.
He died about three weeks ago. But he wasn’t an active pilot. The Daily Mail, in a somewhat confusing report, said Mr. Synnott spent 35 weeks in a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19 in March 2020. He was discharged from intensive care and “heading home to Betchworth, Surrey” around Christmas, according to the report. But then it says he was discharged in April, perhaps from a British hospital. If Mr. Synnott was one of the four pilots in question, he wasn’t actively flying anyway.
Mr. Grant Mercer is the last pilot being identified by bloggers and other media.
But he died on May 4, long before the claim of four pilots in seven days. The fourth potential British Airways pilot has not been identified. Regardless, only Mr. Brice-Bennett perfectly fits the descriptions related to the audio narrative out of the three identified. We may never know who the other three pilots were, as Mr. Mercer and Mr. Synnott don’t really fit the description here.
Numerous flight cancellations across the globe
The entire airline industry is facing a crisis. Air India started injecting all of its employees on May 15. It reported that five senior pilots died that month as well, but blamed COVID-19. Mumbai-based budget airline Go First, aka GoAir, cancelled 169 flights as of the time of this writing on June 27, or 62% of its entire schedule. It cancelled 173 flights on the 26th.
Meanwhile Southwest Airlines cancelled 254 flights on Friday and 307 more on Saturday, according to industry statistics website Flight Aware. Southwest also delayed 3,019 flights in those two days. American Airlines cancelled over 300 flights last weekend. It has cancelled 155 flights so far this weekend as of publishing.
The first four months of 2021 were on par with the previous seven years as it relates to cancellations. We won’t know if flight cancellations for 2021 are unusually high or not until next year. From 2012 to 2019, U.S.-based major airlines averaged about 98,976 cancellations per year, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The lowest number of cancellations in that period was 65,860 in 2016. The highest was 134,930 in 2019 when Boeing faced scrutiny after the Ethiopia crash (see below). Cancellation statistics vary greatly from year-to-year, and month-to-month.
We did not include 2020 because it was an extreme outlier. Over 240,000 flights were cancelled in March and April that year alone due to COVID lockdowns. The 281,030 total flight cancellations in 2020 were the highest since 2001 (231,200), when September 11 shut down the airline industry.
Will cancellations continue trending upwards?
Airlines are providing a range of excuses for the recent uptick in cancellations, from labor shortages and weather, to technical issues. One interesting observation, however, is that 30% of Boeing 737 flights were cancelled last Sunday. Only 10% of all other jets’ flights were cancelled, leading to speculation that qualified pilots are suddenly coming up short.
The 737 was of course involved in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash six minutes after takeoff on March 10, 2019, killing everyone aboard.
It was also the plane in the October 29, 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 crash 13 minutes after takeoff near Jakarta, Indonesia. Regardless, all airlines are ignoring and deflecting from the big, pink syringe in the room.
USA Today reported that 60% of Delta Airlines employees are vaxxed. The company is requiring all new employees to get the injections, but not current ones. USA Today also said that most major airlines “do not plan” to mandate experimental injections. But this report does not appear to be 100% accurate.
A United Airlines pilot emailed The COVID Blog on May 26. He said a new agreement was reached between the Airline Pilots Association and United. Non-vaxxed pilots will have restricted schedules starting August 1. They won’t be fired, but will lose compensation due to reduced hours, according to our source. In other words, airlines are not forcing anyone to get the shots. But they will incentivize and punish accordingly to ensure the desired outcome.
Stay off airplanes until further notice
This blogger ended up cancelling a return flight home last week after learning about the British Airways situation and researching for this story. The rental car drive was long and boring. But that’s better than worrying myself sick on a three-hour flight.
There is far too much uncertainty to safely board airplanes right now. It’s already bad enough that you are potentially exposed to vaxxed people transmitting their spike proteins to you via shedding on planes. Now you have to worry about pilots and others dropping dead mid-flight, causing mass panic and god knows what else. It’d be one thing if British Airways was more transparent about all this. But there is/was a concerted effort to deflect and deceive.
This world continues getting weirder and more complex to navigate as the days and weeks pass. All you can do is stay vigilant and protect your friends and loved ones.
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