Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I would make the best secret somebody ever

Today on my international flight I got up to ask the flight attendants who were resting if I could have some sparkling water. One of them smiled and got up to pour the water for me. The other was on the phone. She hung up the phone and goes to the pilot's door. The pilot opens the door and walks to the lavatory next to me. The flight attendant goes into the open pilot's door and closes it. I'm assuming he had to use the bathroom and she was sitting in for him in the pilot's seat.

I could have easily bum rushed the pilot's cabin. Of course I wouldn't but they knew I wouldn't either, somehow. I guess I just look like a nice person. Or they think I'm too dumb looking to be a bad guy. Haha It's a gift and a curse. Usually a gift when I travel though.

Out of all the flights I've completed, (it's probably near 300 now) I've never been stopped at security and pulled to the side on one of their "random" searches. I've never been given a hard time at immigration except the one time I was trying to enter the US from Vancouver without a passport after 9/11, but even then I think I was creating my own drama in my head.

But yeah, the other main point is that Argentinians don't do the whole "3 attendants blocking the path to the cockpit with a service cart" thing that american airline companies do when they open the cockpit door. When I first saw that, I laughed just because it looked funny.


Blogger Shanks said...

When flying, I never see them block the path with a drink cart. There's usually just one attendant that stands in front of the door and watches everyone.

Then again, I'm usually headed to Michigan. And everyone knows you don't have to worry about people from Michigan in a plane... its when they're in Ryder trucks and asking for directions to Oklahoma City that you have to worry. :)

February 18, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...


i think they used to the cart blocking thing a long time ago, a little more recently after 9/11. they~ve gone lax on it now

March 4, 2009 at 7:57 PM  

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