I love flying but sometimes flying can be miserable, like my flight on Monday.
It could best be dubbed a series of unfortunate events flight.
And while I do love Lemony Snicket, I did not love this flight.
5 Things You Don’t Want To Hear On Your Flight
1. Screaming Baby or Toddler
I have nothing against children on a plane, even in First class.
But parents need to be parents and take steps to console or discipline a child.
Especially one that is misbehaving and having a foot-stomping, arm throwing, temper tantrum in the aisle on an early morning flight in First Class.
Who doesn’t love a good chardonnay? But to name your little one a wine. That’s a bit much.
Little Miss Chardonnay. Yep! When they were looking for baby names a-z they didn’t think about how it would sound spoken by someone else.
2. Sneezing, Hacking & Coughing
Whether it’s a little sneezing, hacking, and coughing, or a lot of the same. You don’t want to get stuck sitting next to a sick person.
Because guess who’s sick now…
3. Overhead Bin Space is Full
No one wants to hear that the overhead bin space is full and that they have to gate check your carry-on bags. Especially when only half your flight has boarded.
Thankfully, I was about to find overhead bin space because I boarded first and was in First Class. But the passengers in groups 2, 3, and 4 weren’t so lucky.
Nor was the poor guy in 3F who had to check his carry-on because the flight attendants filled the First Class overhead space with bags from coach.
4. Is There a Doctor on Board
When the flight attendant asks over the PA (public address system) if there is a doctor on board. Medical emergencies on a plane are never fun for anyone, especially the patient.
Thankfully, there was a doctor in the exit row who volunteered to help and the situation wasn’t life-threatening.
A little bit of orange juice and food for the diabetic passenger who “forgot to eat” and we did not have to divert for a medical emergency.
5. Only One Working Lavatory
When there is only one working lavatory on a full flight. Having to use the tiny bathroom on the plane is bad enough when there are two working toilets. But when one is working, the wait for relief seems like forever.
Okay, this one didn’t happen but given the way the flight went, it sure could have.
Have you ever had a flight that didn’t quite go the way it should have?
How many “missteps” did your flight have?
Feel free to add to this list.
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