In the Event of a Lack of Oxygen: Adventure-a-Day #15

The safety briefing on board an airplane includes the whole spiel about the drop-down oxygen masks. I’m grateful, but they really need to install those masks at the departure gate and let us help ourselves to them.

I had some unusual time constraints when I booked this flight. Result: a stopover and a change of airlines mid-way. Because the two airlines aren’t in the same network, the first leg of the flight is just a fancy way of getting to the second airport, as far as Airline #2 is concerned. If I don’t make the connection, the one picking up the pieces will be me.

When I arrived for my flight with Airline #1 this morning, I found out that the flight was delayed by two hours with no guarantee of actually showing up at all. Imagine my delight.


Where’s the drop-down oxygen when I need it?


This is my standard form of disclosure that I am retroactively adding to all blog posts done before April 1, 2018, and will add to all new posts.

1. Is this experience open to the public?


2. Who paid the cost of me doing this?

I did.

3. Did I get any compensation or special consideration for writing this blog post?


4. Would I be as positive about this place if I had gone as a regular visitor?

Yes. I did go as a regular visitor.


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  • Reply
    Susan Wright
    September 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I’d settle for a drop-down gin & tonic.

    • Reply
      September 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Now that can be arranged, I’m sure!

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