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No one cares about photos taken while looking out airplane windows anymore because everyone can take pictures with their phones, but I'm still awestruck every time. I love getting the window seat.
I'm trying to reframe my negative thoughts about air travel because we have a long one coming up that I've been dreading. If you have any tips that help get you through international flights, I'd love to hear them. I'm not my best self on airplanes. If you ever meet me on a plane, I'm sorry in advance.
I watch this, on occasion, as a reminder to be less insufferable. You have 4 minutes to spare; it's really worth watching the whole thing. Okay, fine, you're soooo busy - here's a transcript I found of the relevant bit:
I was on an airplane and there was high-speed internet on the airplane – that’s the newest thing that I know exists. And I’m sitting on the plane and they go “open up your laptop, you can go on the internet.” And it’s fast, and I’m watching YouTube clips – it’s amazing – I’m in an airplane!” And then it breaks down, and they apologize the internet’s not working. The guy next to me goes “phfft - this is bulls%$^!” Like, how quickly the world owes him something he knew existed only ten seconds ago.
Flying is the worst one because people come back from flights and they tell you their story and it’s like a horror story – they act like their flight was like a cattle car in the forties in Germany – that’s how bad they make it sound. They’re like “it was the worst day of my life". First of all, we didn’t board for twenty minutes, and then we get on the plane and they made us sit there on the runway for forty minutes we had to sit there.” Oh really what happened next? Did you fly through the air incredibly, like a bird? Did you partake in the miracle of human flight, you non-contributing zero?! You’re flying! It’s amazing! Everybody on every plane should just constantly be going “Oh my God! Wow!” You’re flying! You’re sitting in a chair, in the sky!
These iPhone photos are from a weekend trip we took to San Diego ages ago. It was a really short flight, but there was no Wi-Fi onboard. So, it was, like, really hard you guys. - Mina