Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your Captain. We shall be commencing our descent into Kathmandu shortly. The cabin attendants will be moving through the aisles distributing arrival paperwork, which include:
a) Disembarkation Cards for those with Visa
b) Visa-on-Arrival Application Form for those with Mastercard
c) Visa Rejection Forms for diplomats declared persona-non-grata
d) Customary Declaration Forms for those with nothing to declare because of curbs on freedom of expression at the destination
e) Yellow Disembarkation Cards for Nepali citizens with Jaundice
f) Red Disembarkation cards for unauthorisedred passport holders on junkets
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have just landed at Tribhuvan Interception Airport.
Please reset your watches back 45 years.