Monday, February 3, 2014

Solo Airplane Travel

Airplane travel. We love it, we hate it. One one hand - yes, it's amazing! New York to Los Angeles in five hours? A hundred years ago, that took 10 years!  

But...well, despite the fact that human flight is a miracle in its own way, it comes with certain quirks. For one reason or another I've been finding myself on an increasing number of airplanes, and it occurred to me as I was flying this weekend that SO many others (probably) experience the same little travel pet peeves that I do. Here's my take on solo airplane travel from start to finish. As you can see with all of the internet gifs and memes, I took this post very seriously.  No really. I'm very serious.


Going through security:

When you have to put your shoes through the X-ray but you didn't wear any socks and have to walk barefoot: 

When you're in your seat and you see someone board the plane you really hope won't sit down next to you: 

But then that person keeps walking and SITS SOMEWHERE ELSE and you're SO RELIEVED:

Because the last thing you want on a plane is:

If you get lucky and are seated next to someone attractive and interesting looking:

When you find out you have to sit on the runway for an indefinite amount of time before taking off: 

When the flight attendant apologizes and tells you to turn off your cell phone:

When you're seated next to first time fliers:

When the person next to you tries to put up the arm rest:

When you discover that in-flight internet is a thing:

When you make plans to be super productive on your flight and get lots of work done:

When the attendants come by with the drinks and snacks:

OR, when you wake up from a nap and realize they've already come by with the drinks and snacks and you missed it:

When you can see the first class cabin from where you're sitting:

When someone tries to talk to you while you're watching the movie: 

When an attendant announces you're beginning final decent:

And then the glorious moment when you step off of that plane and GOSH DANGIT YOU ARE FREE:

In all seriousness though - we can be melodramatic, but air travel is pretty much one of the coolest things to have ever been invented and I'm so grateful for it, quirks and all.


Jenna said...

Haha, I love this! I am cracking up so hard right now because all of these things are so true :) But, agreed, air travel is one of the coolest things invented in the history of ever.

Natasha said...

Flying is so cool and I don't get to do it very often. My boyfriend has to travel for work very often though, so I know it can also be a pain sometimes.

Chrissy said...

Haha, this is hilarious! Love it and love flying! Happy Monday xxx

Shannon Hearts said...

Oh my gosh, that is so funny! The Brittney Spears one really cracks me up. :)

Brittany Tennant said...

Have I ever read anything more accurate in my life? Not likely.

Whitney Alison said...

Haha this is so scary accurate. Its funny though, now that I have traveled with a child I get to avoid some of this. No one wants to talk to, or invade the space of a mother and small child. Win!

jessica said...

Heehee too cute. And so true!


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