Thanks for Flying with Us and We Hope you Endure the Flight

A tropical ocean and beach shore view from a Airplane windowJust completed a flight to the mainland. I was in the crying baby section. The poor Mom was beside herself with embarrassment and apologizing to all around. But her 2-year old was not to be silenced. (I wanted console her by saying that he probably will have a great future in sports, judging by how hard and how long he was able to kick my seat from behind, but thought the better of it.) Living on a group of islands that requires long flights whenever we want to visit another state, I can totally relate to how much our readers cringe at this part of their vacation. Let’s face it. Flying is no fun. Pay extra for your checked bags. Pay extra for bad food. Even pay extra for blankets on some airlines. Airplane captains must be the most optimistic people on the planet. Because they are always coming over the speakers inviting you to, “Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight.” As many times as I’ve crossed the Pacific between Hawai‘i and the mainland, I can’t think of a single time I’ve seen anybody pull that one off. So here’s where you should take comfort: When you think back later and remember the places you’ve been to and the people that you’ve met. The vistas you’ve seen and the experiences you’ve had. Odds are overwhelming that the plane ride won’t be part of your memory, no matter how bad it was. (Well, except for those people that landed in the Hudson River a few years back. I guess that memory dominated their experience.)

Andrew Doughty - Author
Andrew Doughty

Andrew Doughty is the famous author of the widely popular Hawaii Revealed series including Kauai Revealed, Oahu Revealed, Maui Revealed and the Big Island Revealed. He moved to Kauai many years ago after he fell in love with the beauty of the islands and decided to never go back. He is known for his candid opinion on each of Hawaii’s attractions, be it a restaurant, a helicopter ride, a beach or a resort. For the last two decades, he has managed to keep his identity anonymous so that his reviews can remain unbiased and only be influenced by his own opinions and thoughts. You can learn more about his beautiful journey at this link – About the author


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