I am here to share with you a couple of stories from my childhood of flying. Enjoy these stories and I hope you don’t get bored to death!
The “Near Miss”
So it was my first flight on a plane, back when I was four years old. We were flying with Ryanair from Kraków to Nottingham (East Midlands). As we boarded surprisingly my father’s friend was on this flight and sat a row ahead of us. Back on topic, as we took off the pilot really put a lot of power into the take off and the engine noise began to get louder. Then the pilot pulled the yoke and we pulled around 2300FPM/vs. So it felt like a roller coaster, then when he pulled the throttle back it felt like jumping off a cliff…anyways. We were now cruising and someone started to swear from the front of the cabin. Then my father pointed at the window as we flew around 100 feet below a TAP Portugal A320. I would of * myself but because I had no idea about aviation I started to clap. Landing was hard as usual.
The Business Class Drinks
Flying on an Emirates A380 and getting upgraded to Business? Oh it was great! Lounge food was amazing and the flight was medium haul (3.5 hours). Auckland to Sydney. So I sat alone and I was seven. Pretty big seat and big IFE. Smooth takeoff and cruise was great. Food was 10/10 but I started to get a little, ‘filled’. So over the three hours I collected around 7 cups of water, yes you heard me, seven. So the captain was announcing the landing and I was really trying to get rid of that water quickly. But unlucky me by the time I finished two cups we were on final. I put the cups in the little storage shelf beside the mini bar and looked out of the window. Smooth landing but I realised my whole right arm is wet. Great, one cup fell over and hit a few others so they fell like dominos. But accidents happen, so I did have a nice time and enjoyed the flight. When we exited the aircraft the Flight Attendant looked at me and her face was red and she was really mad at me.
The “Not so free snacks”
So a few years back I flew with TigerAir from Adelaide to Sydney. It was one of my first flights in Australia and first on TigerAir. Usually flown with Qantas that offered free snacks, this time food was paid for. I saw the people looking at the menu so I looked at it aswell. I found a few interesting things. So once the FAs were serving, I asked for, brace yourself cause this was really long. One kids snack pack, a chicken and mayo sandwich, a bottle of water, two packets of chips and lastly a apple slices. My parents woke up when they heard m talk and the flight attendant said to my father: “That comes up $40 Sir.” My father gave me a stare of death and I just looked away. He told the FA to cancell it and forget about the order. From that time until four years ago I was never allowed to look at a menu list.
More Stories to come soon!