Have you ever travelled by an Airplane ? If not you should try it before reading further, because – *spoiler alert*
Whenever I travel, the first thing I do is check-in the luggage. Here, one of the crew members will point out my flight number and seat number, circling it so that I would not miss it – * Oh, how helpful. If only my school had spoon fed me with such information, by now I would have been a successful garbage disposal executive*
Next, comes emigration, where they will ask where you are going, just to make sure you know that where ever you are supposed to go is properly engraved in your mind. Or perhaps the kind souls just want to ask – ” Really ? are you sure ? ”
Then the awkward walk around the airport, looking for a lounge compatible with your credit card offer – *Just pay for it you cheap bastard*.
Then the “Magic voice ” telling all the passengers of a certain flight number to walk to a certain gate number with an alphabet – * 10A for example. Perhaps they were afraid they would run out of numbers and added alphabets to the numbers*
Then there would be queue at the gate where your ticket would be checked.
Then a smaller lounge, where you will wait till all the passengers will get to have their tickets examined.
Next, you get to get your ticket examined again by a gatekeeper before going to the flight gate and getting your ticket examined again, only this time you get a “welcome” from a beautiful young lady.
Now, after some time, the flight takes off and the “put your seat belt on” sign disappears.
The captain announces ” This is your captain speaking. you are now travelling to …. place and we are cruising over 35000 feet.”
This always makes me wonder. Why does the captain announce the destination and altitude ? We know where we are going. You made sure at-least four times so that no one would say, “Oh shit, I am on the wrong flight, please land this. I want to get off “. Is that why you announce the altitude ? so that you can simply say , ” Sorry mate. We are too high up now. It will take you approximately 20 mins to go ‘splash’ if you jump out now.”
I simply don’t care.