I chose a no frills airline to go home for the holidays. What a mistake! We couldn’t board the plane unless we had the exact change. Before we took off, the flight attendants told us to fasten our velcro seat belts. The Captain asked us to chip in a for gas. The Captain yelled at the ground crew to get the cows off the runway. I asked the captain how often their planes crash and he says, “Just once. They’re pretty much useless after that”. There was no movie. Didn’t need one. My life kept flashing before my eyes. I saw a man with a gun but he was demanding to get OFF of the plane. The plane had a restroom and a chapel.
It seems to me like airlines are cutting costs so much, which is worrisome to me. Cut out all of snacks and free beverages. I would much rather pay a dollar for a can of Diet Coke so they Can make more money. I prefer that then cutting the price on airline maintenance.
I once had a gig in Modesto, California. Sorry, I don’t mean to brag. I caught the cheapest flight I could find. I don’t remember the name of the company. All I know is when I went back to the airport, they were gone. Vanished into thin air. All of the signing was down and there were no lights on and not a soul in site.
I started freaking out. If I had to buy a ticket home I would have used up all of the profit for good. Fortunately there was a Delta crew who heard my story and not only honored the ticket but gave me a first class seat. I am a customer for life. I always fly Delta to this day. Even if the fare is a little more, I don’t care. They care about their fleet of aircraft for the good of the customers.
You’ve got to appreciate that. In addition, they were the nicest people of any airline I’ve flown. Perhaps it was because I was at the top of their frequent flyer program, but they were very nice on my way to getting there.
I really love good red wine, preferably a Cabernet. I remarked to the flight attendants how delightful their wine was and to my complete surprise one of the ladies brought a full unopened bottle as a gift. Seriously? I know they can get in big trouble doing that but I put it in my bag and took it home.
See you tomorrow.
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