Others Have Written "Everything Is Broken" Screeds But It's Far Worse Than That, The Deus ex Machina Is Crumbling
We try to distance ourselves as much as can from air travel. We are a large family (10) so it isn’t affordable enough to use it, so we drive. Gas prices have limited our travel outlooks for this and next year.
I never liked flying and being semi-retired I doubt if I ever will again. I hope that you offered up your suffering!
Wow!! God bless you! So thankful you made it home!! I don't think I'll ever fly again. What a nightmare!!
Ahhh, King Dude, your forbearance at making the best of a nightmare situation, with the aid of your angels in heaven and on earth, is commendable. My last ride on an airline ‘prison torpedo’ was September 2019. (Bobby Sausalito on IG used the term ‘prison torpedo’, hat tip to Bobby for that accurate description).
With the jabbed flight crews potentially dropping dead mid flight, no way am I taking that chance, probably ever again.
Driving is challenging, and one traffic jam when you need to get to a rest room can be Armageddon. The rosary blessed by Father Flanery hanging on my rear view mirror saved me from such a horror just a few weeks ago on my way home from Florida.
Thankful you survived the ordeal. Safe and uneventful travels in the future. Ave Maria!
The 6’2” 375er had me laughing my butt off at your expense, but I certainly can empathize as memory serves me. If only Del Griffith was there to share in your misery; a Planes, Trains, and automobiles sequel in the making! Look forward to hearing a familiar voice on the Crusade Channel tomorrow. Tel Mitus Chur you get 1 hour in the bathroom for leisure time, you’ve earned it sir.
I use my previously-earned airline miles on hotel stays now, during stopovers on long road trips. No more flying.
I remember several years ago, a quaint gentleman on the radio would daily give His commentary on life, politics, etc. One day His comment was on air travel. ( this was not long after 911} as a CBS correspondent out of D.C. He was constantly flying to and from assignments and always first class. he first gave the radio viewer a glimpse of the perks and luxuries of first class. hand towels to freshen up before your meal, cocktails before and after your meal. soft music (classical) playing in the cabin, steak and lobster for dinner. etc. He told how the stewardess's were smartly but elegantly dressed and how petite and lovely they were. hospitality and treatment like a King! He exclaimed. and then He began to describe the end of it all. first class wasn't "first" class anymore, the price was higher the clientele we no longer educated and sophisticated but were rich classless slobs! they had neither class nor etiquette. the stewardess's were fat, lesbian looking and sometimes you even had a sodomite as your stewardess. no gentility at all He said, it was like seeing a golden age of travel die right before you very eyes. I have to admit I could not help but to feel the same way. good article TKD
Here's a video that explains the reasons for your flying nightmare:
Thank you Mike I no longer will fly instead will take a long car ride hopefully in my station wagon!