Thursday, January 21, 2010

not so friendly skies...

So really quickly can I tell you how crazy my JetBlue flight back to the US was?

Like real, talk? I thought I was gonna DIE. And before you assume that I'm just being over dramatic, just know that JetBlue just issued every passenger on the flight a $50 credit towards their next flight on the airline because the situation was so crazy. Okay?

So essentially what had happened is our plane unexpectedly hit a cross gulf airstream. Now normally when this occurs there's a bit of turbulence but the airplane (which is going faster) gets through it. Apparently, this cross stream was a tad stronger than expected. Now, when I tell you it felt like the plane hit a BRICK WALL?? Seriously? It felt like the plane bounced back off of a wall and then straight dropped down a couple hundred feet!

Yo, I was so freaked out, big fat tears just started involuntarily popping outta my eyes. And it take A LOT to make me cry.

Between the TVs/ lights going out, the grown ass man sitting next to me, screaming "Oh my god, we're over the ocean, we're still over the ocean!" over 'n over, and the woman two seats behind who was hysterically hyperventilating at the top of her lungs, I was DONE. All I could think about was the number of senseless tragedies that have been happening (and how much I did NOT wanna die with a bunch of random folks around me)....Oh and the fact that I didn't bother to call my mom before we took off. #worstdaughterintheworld

I don't think I've ever been so happy to land at JFK in my LIFE! And while I appreciate the $50 credit, I don't know ya'll, I really don't know... this might be my year to get very familiar with trains and automobiles.


  1. I have been scared to fly my whole life and cry for about a week before I have to get on the plane. Ask anyone that knows me well, it is a HUGE production!! I would NEVER make fun of a flying situation...EVER!! Having said that, I don't know if you are just an excellent writer or I am just in one of those moods (probably the first part) BUT when I read that part about the grown ass man sitting next to me, screaming "Oh my god, we're over the ocean, we're still over the ocean!" I laughed so hard that I actually spit water all over my key board!! You are just to much!!

  2. Wow.. I'll just have to take your word for it. I don't ever want to experience that. But you lived to tell the story! Have a stiff drink, call your mother, and get back on the plane for the next vacation. (smiles)