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Subject: This is your captain speaking from the ...
From: Lin, Charlotte

A woman is flying on a jumbo-jet to Europe. After they get up in the air the loudspeaker comes on: "This is your captain Emilia Rodrigues. We are cruising at 35,000 feet .. etc. etc."

When the announcement is finished a woman passenger beckons to a stewardess and asks, "Is it really true that this great big airplane is being flown by a woman?"

"Yes, says the stewardess, Captain Rodrigues is a woman."

"How wonderful! I am so excited! Do you think you can arrange for me to go up to the cockpit to congratulate her?"

Yes, I think I can arrange that. You might also like to know that the co-pilot is also a woman."

"Oh, how exciting. This is wonderful news! Please let me go to the cockpit so I can congratulate them both!"

"OK, you can do that. You might like to know that actually the entire crew of this plane are women."

"That is the most exciting thing I have heard in a long time. This has really made my day. I just have to go to the cockpit to express my admiration!"

"One more thing you might like to know ... we don't call it the "cockpit" any more."

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