First-Time Air Travel

Sal's Reveries and Séjours

I arrived at the airport, ready to ‘slip the surly bonds of Earth’. I had to fly from Mumbai to Florence with a connection at Zurich! After the long check-in, immigration, security checks, and several miles walk to the gate, I was ready to board my RJ100 AvroLiner operated by Swiss Air.

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I went to my seat, put my carry-on baggage on one of the overhead luggage compartments and settled down in all excitement. While I was gazing out of the window, a lady came right next to me, occupying the aisle seat. She immediately fastened her seat belt and started watching the television. My mind ran through all the “whys” and my head had set the imagination soaring. Why is she watching the TV already? Isn’t she looking forward to this journey? Isn’t she excited? What is she thinking?

My excitement turned into an anxiety when the plane…

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