I know things have been a little quiet around here, but I have a good excuse: in a couple of hours I'll be headed to Israel, and I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get ready.
Too bad I won't be flying Kulula. The discount South African airline has a knack for cheeky humor, which is reflected in the design of their planes. And, apparently, the staff is right on track with quotes like these from actual flights:
"Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."
"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child travelling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are travelling with more than one small child, pick your favorite."
"Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal."
I wish I had a source for these, but they came to me in an email. It may not be for the anxious flyer, but it sure does make flying the friendly skies a little more interesting.
I'll be away until July 20th, but I'll try my best to get a post or two up while I'm gone. And be sure to tune in early next week for a very special post from my dear friend and fellow Boston blogger Najeema of A Stylized Hysteria!