Oct 7, 2009

A propeller plane

This morning, I was at the airport getting ready to leave for a business trip. My flight was a connection flight to Pittsburgh which means for the first time I would be flying on a propeller plane which I have never done before. I wasn’t too sure how I felt about it, but I had no choice. I will admit that I was a bit nervous about the propeller plane. I am traveling with a colleague of mine as well who wasn’t too fond of the idea of the propeller plane. So, we at least had each other to be nervous with. We board the plane and get ourselves settled in. Our seats are right next to the propellers! So, we tell ourselves that we won’t be looking outside at them so we can pretend that we are not really flying on one. We are chit chatting and looking at the Sky Mall magazines when the flight attendant comes on the loud speaker and utters these words, “We are looking for five volunteers to sit towards the back of the plane for weight and balance purposes.” Now, I start cracking up because at this point, it’s just funny. My colleague didn’t realize what the flight attendant said until I mentioned it again. She didn’t think it was too funny for a split second, then we both giggled like little girls for about two minutes. I am sure we annoyed the guys who were sitting in front of us. Needless to say, we were still not too comfortable at take-off and to make it even worse, there are windy conditions so the plane ride is bumpy.

The joys of flying in a propeller plane...

2 comments:

Pollyanna said...

Years ago, my sister & I had to take a propeller plane. There was a seat on either side of the aisle and we weren't allowed anything bigger than a backpack for a carry-on. She was in high school and had a geometry project to finish over the break, but it had to go with the luggage. My dad must have given the luggage handlers very specific instructions because as the luggage was being loaded we heard, "Dude! Be careful! That's a geometry project!" I swear there was only a curtain between the cabin and the luggage compartment. The geometry project made it unharmed. Our psychies, on the other hand, were scarred for life :)

RenRexx said...

hahahahha, the flight attendant comment totally made me laugh!