You think just because i flew off into the night I would keep quiet??? You should know me a little better by now! All the things one can do at night on an aeroplane!!! I mean, hellooo? check it out:
The world at my fingertips:
Not only did this extremely clever machine show me THE WHOLE WORLD but also informed me that we had 8142km to travel which would take us 10 hours and 15 minutes and we would arrive at our destination just after sunrise at 06h08. This meant: LOTS of time to play! So I first checked out the on board entertainment!
There were about 10 different movies to watch so that kept me rather busy and left me almost square-eyed! I did not forget the other important stuff! FOOD! Dining at 30 000 feet – not bad! Although I have to admit that I felt a little like my distant relatives that end up in little tins on supermarket shelves all far too often…
While I am busy replenishing my energy reserves with food that looks like it has been colour-coded to appeal to me even more I ponder on some very interesting facts of this monstrous Boeing 747-400:
– it has been transporting passengers since 1970
– it has a capacity of transporting up to 416 passengers per flight
– it flies at top speeds of 567mph or 913km/h which is an impressive mach 0.85!
– it can cover a distance of up to 13,446km
– it is made up of 6 million parts made in 33 different countries
And then, before I know, the sun comes up and paints the most amazing colours into the endless sky!
If you look very closely you can see the Swiss Alps slowly peeking through the cloud cover:
As well as the lakes:
But this is of course not where my journey ended… and I still had to fly on another plane all the way to Frankfurt. Really glad to having finally arrived I realised I had a few other modes of transport to overcome before I had reached my ultimate final destination:
Down a number of escalators…
Over miles of moving ground…
And – can you believe it – even through luggage scanners at airport security… not very dignifying… BUT nothing gets me to lose my smile!
Not even the fact that our final destination should have had our luggage waiting for us… but… as you can see: NOTHING. No bags, far and wide…efficiency MADE IN GERMANY failed us on the first attempt – our luggage was on it’s way: elsewhere…
What to do? Well, wait, I guess…
So long, then