I fly Southwest Airlines quite a bit.
I like them.
Not only for the fun MD Anderson Art that they have decided to display on the overhead bins, but the Flight Attendants are more often than not, really fun.
I try to get the Exit Row when I can. It means I’m usually among seasoned travelers, and it’s a little more room for me and the stuff that I have to carry.
When sitting in an Exit Row, you have to give a verbal agreement to help in the event of an Emergency.
Our Flight attendant was being particularly cheeky. He grabbed my bag from the overhead bin because I had my A-list tag on it. He asked my name. He introduced me to two of the gentlemen in the row so we could get ‘friendly’. He then said: “Beverage of choice to the person who can answer this question:
What is the airspeed Velocity of an unladen swallow?”
So I shouted back: “African or European?”
His mouth dropped open “Wendy, how did you know that?”
So I had to be cheeky with him “You have to know these things when you are king”.
That did spark a discussion on how I came to be acquainted with Monty Python Movies. No one got the reference but me.
It made for a fun flight.
Today, I’m really grateful for enjoyable travel, and flight attendants who go out of their way to make their flights fun.