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?


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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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