Saturday, June 5, 2010
Back from Vacation, Back to Reality!
I just returned home from a lovely beach vacation down in Negril, Jamaica. It was beautiful, sun was warm, water was warm, food and drink was plentiful. Couldn't ask for more!
Except when it comes to the traveling part. The one good thing we had going for us was that we weren't flying USAir (which would have meant automatic late departure and loss of luggage). We flew Jamaica Air, and I can't say enough about the staff on the plane - very friendly and courteous, they were wonderful.
What I will complain about is....yeah, you guessed it! Leg room.
Yeah yeah, I know, it's a given, we aren't supposed to be comfortable flying. We're supposed to be packed like cattle going to the slaughter-house, but it's gotten a bit ridiculous. I'm 5 foot 6 inches. Not that tall I thought. Am I mistaken? Is it tall? Well, apparently to the airline industry I'm a GIANT. My knees were literally pressed against the seat in front of me. There was no place to go!!!
Below I present my photographic proof:
I'll say this and then stop whining:
Dear Airline People in Charge of Cutting Costs Who Decided That Cramming In Extra Rows Of Seats Would Be Fine Because Those Customers Should Just Shut Up And Be Grateful They Even Get To Be On The Plane:
When you die and go to hell (because you will), your hell will have you as a coach passenger on non-stop flights from NYC to Australia, sitting in a middle seat, on a full plane, with only the one bathroom all the way in the back (because you removed the other ones to add more seats). Shame, shame, shame on all of you!!!! And when you get to Australia, you get back on a plane and go back to NYC, in the same seat. Over and over and over again. Dante's 7th ring of hell has nothing on this!!
But enough of that!!! Back to Jamaica!
Here's a couple pics from the resort, I miss it already!