The thing that sucks about travel, is actually getting to your destination. Especially when your destination is 27 hours plus of travel clear across the other side of the world. There's no way around it. One simply must endure much too early departures, stuffy, cramped quarters, bad airline food eaten out of contempt and boredom, and inhospitable flight attendants. Except if you're flying Korean Air, where the flight attendants actually seem to enjoy their job. And people. It must be a cultural thing.
Because what American could pull off working in a sleek, form fitting white leather uniform, heels, perfectly coiffed hair and make-up fit for the runway (think Milan, not the airport) for 12 hours straight? With a smile no less. It's extremely Stepford wife-ish. And inhumane. We have unions fighting for the rights of flight attendants to wear flats and breathable fabrics. But, at the risk of pissing off the AFL-CIO, it does make the flight a tad more humane for the passengers.
It's not just the flight attendants' discomfort that makes the passengers more comfortable. It's the free wine and beer served with dinner. They even serve it up with a napkin that proclaims that they care about me. And I'm starting to believe it.
|Caution: Reading about how automated flight has become and the fact that pilots only handle the controls for an average of 3 minutes per flight, may not make for good in flight reading if flying makes you anxious. |
Otherwise, it was a fantastic read.
|Evidence of the spaishness.|
So I take selfies of how comfortable and relaxed I look over the middle of the Pacific Ocean
in the airplane bathroom. It's simply the American way!
(And I think it might be Korean Air's covert instagram marketing strategy.)