Somewhere over Newfoundland 7/16/06 2:10 AM GMT The trials of actually getting on a flight behind us, this turned out to be a pleasant experience. The in-flight movie choices were great, and the meal was one of the best I’ve had on a plane (the few First Class trips, notwithstanding.)
I think all airlines make a conscious decision to give outbound flights crews from the destination country as a way of acclimating passengers. Even the lilt of a simple phrase, such as, "May I clear away your rubbish?" is understandable, yet so foreign.
These sights and sounds remind me very much of my trip across seas twenty years ago. That impression will be complete when my sleep is interrupted. This time the lilt will be accompanied by a cart, and the phrase, "Duty free goods?" Then, I’ll know the US is behind us.