Airline Travel in the Summer of 2008
I’m on the road this week and so far all my travel has gone well. I don’t think I forgot anything but I did have a couple first time experiences. I’m currently on a US Airways Dash 8 in the first row(1C) with plenty of leg room. Luckily I don’t have anyone next to me in (1A) because they would be sitting with their knees hitting their chin. Thanks to http://www.seatguru.com which I recommend to anyone before you make a seat selection. Seat Guru Rocks!
There’s a fun sign on the wall in front of me. It says “Please contact a USAir Express crewmember if you are not able to read, speak or understand English, or are unable to understand the graphic directions or crew commands”. You can’t make this stuff up. These were obviously important instructions to have posted in the Exit row.
I’m also finding that more flights seem to be small planes but I really didn’t know I’d be on a plane that still had propellers. I don’t have any fears while flying but it was a little intimidating to look out the window and have a huge prop spinning a few feet away. The vibration was so bad that I was really glad I ordered my new laptop with a solid state drive and not a normal drive with moving parts.
Overall it was a great flight and I have no complaints. US AirExpress got me to Philly on time, the sun is shining and room service is on the way. Hopefully, my two flights tomorrow will go as well.