“The Guide says there is an art to flying”, said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
― Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything
It’s taken me awhile, this time, to decide what I would write on for my Tuesday post on this FREE week. But an idea finally came to me yesterday morning! I might say, with only a day to spare. LOL!
This story begins with last month (September) when I took a flight to and from Louisiana. (Carrier names will remain anonymous, to protect the innocent) 🙂 I had a nice trip down and an enjoyable visit with my momma (who I will be moving up here to live near me).
On the flight back, we (onboard the flight) were all being happy little passengers, enjoying our trip when the loudspeaker came on and the pilot said, “Nothing to be alarmed about.” We all started to pay attention then!
Turns out there was a “minor malfunction” and we would be making an unplanned stop at the nearest airport to change planes.
He ended his communication with, “Again, there’s nothing to be alarmed about.”
I refused to allow myself to become alarmed because I knew God was with me (I take Him along with me everywhere I go.) And, as I consider myself a world traveler in training due to all the times and distances I’ve traveled in the air, I did not notice anything different in the mechanics or turbulence of the air flight itself. To my notice, nobody else became “alarmed” either.
I laughed about it when I told others of my experience because, as I said, “We were all just happy little passengers,” until the pilot told us, “Nothing to be alarmed about.” LOL!
I continued to think nothing about it until this month (October) I heard about an airplane with the SAME carrier who had a “minor” problem and needed to land unexpectedly. These travelers were not as fortunate as I was. Whereas they had a lengthy stay on the ground until they could board another plane, we had one waiting on us. We got off one and onto the other.
Because of these two instances of “minor” problems, in as many months, I have decided I will think twice before I board this carrier again.
Have you had any “like” travel experiences?