Flying Together

Oct 7, 2013 by

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As I sat on another flight waiting for us to finish boarding, the middle seat of our exit row was still open. Thy had said it was a full flight, so I was sure there would be someone about to walk down the ramp and into the aisle headed towards our row.

The possibility soon became a reality as one of the last people to board was the man who initially was only known as the guy who would fill the middle seat in our row. He was an airline pilot headed to his base location so he could work. As we talked he was literally going across the country…quite a commute.

I fly often enough to be comfortable with flying, little or no anxiety, and am still one of those that genuinely enjoys flying. But I must say there was something comforting about having someone trained and employed with the airline industry as a traveling companion. Sitting in the exit row and being asked if those of us sitting here can perform the duties if needed, I tend to scope out the others, to see if I believe they can actually do what they claim they can do in case of an emergency. Of course, I am confident I can, but on this flight the gentleman sitting by the window didn’t have my strongest vote of confidence. Probably a complete miss judge of “flyer character.”

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