Sunday, December 12, 2010

Scenes from a Flight to the Caribbean

You can always tell a flight that is full of people going on vacation rather than flights for other purposes. On my flight to St. Thomas I didn’t even need to look at the gate numbers to know which was mine. I knew I was in the right place when I got to the gate with all the people wearing flip flops. The women had fresh highlights, spray tans and pedicures and the men were wearing shorts with belts.

Planes going to vacation spots are relaxing to me because everyone is in a good mood. As I sit on the plane writing this, all I can smell is Bloody Mary’s although the woman in the row in front of me has decided it’s time for a beer. Right on…you’re on vacation! If they had champagne I would be having a mimosa, my morning drink of choice, but they do not have champagne on this flight.

On the flip side, I think the TSA agent who checked my boarding pass and passport was quite jealous as she told me my flight was going to be really full with lots of kids. Her sarcastic “have a nice flight” as I walked away told me as much. I wish I could tell her that I’m comfortably seated on a quiet flight and the middle seat next to me is empty.

What interesting things have you seen or heard on a flight or in an airport???


  1. I love it when the people fly into LAX from hawaii and they are all tan and wearing their leis still!

  2. Laura - I love it too when those same people are carrying the cartons with pinapples in them.