Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This blog post is for anyone who's ever had the middle seat on a wide-bodied plane. In this case, the aircraft was a United Airlines Boeing 767 on the way from Chicago to San Francisco. This is a trip I commonly make as part of my monthly trek to Georgia to help my Mom. I travel by stand-by and on United Airline, the carrier I grew up with, which means I get what's available; sometimes it's first class and sometimes it's economy class. My preference is for either first class or if it's economy, the exit row.
In this case, I was in the back, in the middle.
It wasn't always that way. I can remember a time when people were more respectful of the space of others. Of course, there was more room in what was called "coach" then, too. Now, the "economy" designation makes riding on some airplanes like being on giant buses. Hence the term "airbus."
To this blogger flying will always be that something where you put on your best behavior, making sure to treat everyone with kindness and courtesy.
Of course, if we all did that, there would be no need for airport security checks and 911 would have never happened.
That would be a cool World to live in. We had it once; I just don't know what happened.
Posted by Zennie Abraham at 7:22 PM