Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Indignities of Work Travel, Chapter 2

See Chapter 1.

At the 6:15am departure time of my EWR-DFW flight, nearly everyone is asleep, including myself, sitting in 24B. It is dark.

The cabin crew then makes 4 announcements in the first hour of flight. Among them:

"We'd like to welcome our AA Advantage members onto our flight. If you are not a member, you can sign up by going to aa.com or asking the flight attendant for a form."
A few minutes later:
"We will be starting our beverage service soon. We have complimentary soft drinks, and wine, liquor and beer are available for $5."
It is 6:45am.

2 comments:

Tony said...

What, you can't sleep through those deafening announcements. If you're lucky row 24 is right under the loudest speaker.

Corporate Whore said...

I'm guessing less to do with the announcements, and more to do with the fact that they're serving alcohol at such an early hour.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007