After a loooong time & crossing all the passport-troubles, finally I’m in Dallas now 🙂 This was my first flight experience and so anxiously waiting in the long queue for getting the boarding pass. The lady in the counter first weighed my suitcase and then she asked me to keep my hand luggage for checking the weight. I kept my bag and she didn’t respond for few seconds. She looked at me and asked ‘ that’s it?’ I was having a small bag – better to call it a pouch, and nothing else. I said, ‘yes’. She laughed into smiles and said, ‘perfect. You don’t have to weigh this’. Travel light 🙂
It was midnight when the flight took off. When the flight started moving in the land, I thought, how good it will be my Pulsar had this pickup & speed! When the flight took off, I could see Chennai, from the bird’s eye view. All of a sudden, Chennai was beautiful. Singara Chennai is no more an oxymoron. But in the night, the flight was crossing many other cities and I found that not only Chennai, but most of the other cities are also beautiful, if looked from the sky. CPM buses will have better seats than the economy class seats in Boeing. Its ok for short trips, but for going half way across the globe, its certainly uncomfortable. I certainly didn’t expect that the cute lady from German will be serving me kicked, oothampam and chutney as breakfast in Luftansa!!! They even had Tamil songs played in the Radio and TV in the flight. I landed Frankfurt next morning. It was fully covered with snow. The connecting flight was delayed by an hour. The flight from Frankfurt to Dallas, was bit better than the earlier one. When it was flying above Greenland, there was turbulence. Although I’ve heard about air turbulence earlier, I never expected that it will shook the flight that heavily! I looked out of the window. From the 35000 feet, what I could see was snow, snow and snow alone. Rarely I could see the tip of rocks. If something goes wrong, certainly u can’t survive. I’m not afraid of death, but I don’t want to die like this. The turbulence lasted for few minutes and then the rest of the journey was smooth. Reminded of nice quote:”Why don’t they make the whole plane out of that blackbox stuff?”.
By evening I landed Dallas-Fort Worth airport. At last I’m in Dallas 🙂