Thanks for the Memories Print
Written by Sherry   
Wednesday, 20 June 2007 12:49
The ultimate nightmare flight:

Being stuck for 7 hours on a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong that never leaves the runway at San Francisco.

I've flown that particular flight.

A word to the downwardly challenged:

Cathay Pacific seats and the space between the seats are designed for Asian bodies. That means if you are taller than about 5'5" and larger than a size 8, you are in trouble. (Of course, that does remind me of that line in The Devil Wears Prada: "Size "6" is the new "14".)

I did learn this much: Trying to sleep standing up and leaning against the wall in back of the plane on a 13 hour flight exacerbates jet lag.

Meanwhile, Fr. Michael Sweeney was stuck in a middle seat, without cigarettes, for 13 hours. Fortunately, his friends had insisted that he take Valium before boarding.

Have I mentioned the glamour of the mendicant life lately? My condolences to all on board.