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?