I was on a flight over the weekend – flying over Sunday night and landing on Monday – and I was surprised that I was allowed to read my Kindle all the way through both the take-off and landing. Normally I’m asked to turn it off and I turn to paper based reading, but on this flight no-one said anything. So are they allowed now?
That said it was a bit of a weird flight.
Overnight flights can be a little bit strange anyway, and then if you add the fact that it was outside of the high season you can multiply the weirdness.
Just near where we were sitting was:
– An incredibly arrogant woman who actually got up to get something from the overhead lockers as we were about 15 seconds away from take-off – you should have seen the speed and anger of the stewardess to close the overhead locker!
– A loud (possibly South African) family – two parents and a grown-up son – who seemed to shout to each other about the films they were watching and be taking photos of the screen – with a flash while most people were trying to sleep.
– A young woman with a baby who was befriended by another passenger who spent as long looking after the baby as the mother did – admittedly this wasn’t weird so much as sweet, but certainly unusual.
And to multiply the weirdness there was us too.
For those interested I was flying back from Canada – of which MUCH more to follow I’m sure.