Flying on New Year’s Day

When I booked my flight for the morning of January 1st (on my way back to Chicagoland from NYC) I realized it wasn’t going to be easy. After all, I knew that I would be out and about until at least midnight. Nonetheless, it was the cheapest ticket (not surprisingly) so I went for it.

I did not realize that I was going to be out in the Village (NYC) sampling great (albeit really expensive) food until 4am. That part was fine. It was more than fine, it was fun and appropriate for New Year’s Eve.

More importantly, however, I did not realize the potential state of my fellow passengers on the flight. There was a woman in the row in front of mine who nearly got sick. Her partner held the plastic bag next to her during the entire flight. There was also a woman sitting right behind me who did get sick. It’s not as though the whole flight was full of such passengers. I just happened to be sitting in the row in between two who were.

It was a busy trip for the flight attendants. To their credit, they handled it very well. Next time I plan my New Year’s trip, I may decide to leave a bit more time for people’s recovery and get on a later flight though.

At least I had plenty of room for my legs.:)

Plenty of legroom

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