I once met a flight attendant who told me about some of the more unusual airline rules. One of them is that if a passenger dies en route, the flight attendants are required to keep trying to revive the victim until the plane lands — even if it’s clear the passenger is dead. The reason is to avoid liability and be able to say “we did all we could.”
That led to my one-act comedy “The Rules Are The Rules Are The Rules,” in which a passenger appears to die during a trans-oceanic flight. Key word: Appears. He’s really just passed out, much to the surprise of the flight attendants involved.
The Castle Players near Poole, England produced this in February 2011. They also sent me a video, and it was quite a hoot. These photos give an idea of the hilarity: