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Plane Blogging…

By Brian | September 25, 2005 | Share on Facebook

I’m sitting on a plane bound for Orlando (business conference in a Disney hotel). Some immediate observations that didn’t didn’t occur to me until I acutally boarded the plane:

- Before we boarded, they announced that there are more kids on the flight than adults.

- They didn’t preboard people with kids as they usually do because, well, what’s the point?

- Any adult that plans on needing a bathroom during the flight might as well forget it. I can imagine that it will be occupied the entire way down, and that the line to wait for the next one will not be a pleasant one.

- I’m sitting near the back of the plane, so I got on before most people, but when I got on, there were already *NINE* strollers tagged with “gate check” tickets on the jetway. I’m guessing there’ll be at least 20 by the time we takeoff.

- Nobody’s crying yet, but there have been about a dozen digital pictures taken since I sat down, so the most common sound on the plane is “CHEESE!!!”

- The scheduled movie is “Monster-in-Law.” I’m *SHOCKED* that it’s not an animated movie. Anyone on the plane with a portable DVD player (and an Elmo disc) will be heroes once we’re in the air…

- Just as I’m typing this, the kid behind me began kicking my chair, and the mother began scolding him to stop. It will be a competition the whole flight to see which is more annoying – the kicking or the scolding.

UPDATE:The crying as now begun. One kid for now, but we’ll see if it spreads. The mother is offering something called a “Baa-Baa” which seems to be helping. Wheeeeeee!!!

UPDATE #2:Flight’s over – if there was any crying, it was not loud enough to outshout my iPod headphones. Gotta love technology…

Topics: Random Acts of Blogging, The Disneyverse | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Plane Blogging…”

  1. Michael Weinmayr says at September 28th, 2005 at 3:02 pm :
    We just flew Midwest Airlines a few weeks ago (for Heidi’s wedding). When we deplaned, our stroller was waiting for us, opened! A little thing, but a very nice touch on their part. I’ve never seen that done before.

  2. Brian says at September 30th, 2005 at 4:45 pm :
    Heh – that is a nice touch.

    I was one of the last to deplane in Orlando (back of the plane & all), so most of the strollers were either gone or already contained children.

    I’d be very impressed if they took the time to open 20+ strollers for the passengers. Heck, I’d be very impressed if they managed to get to Orlando without losing any of them…


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