Hopefully you’ve all had a chance to fly on a plane before, and unless you’re lucky enough to have your own private jet, then you probably know about the common problem of having enough space whilst on a plane. For those not exactly in the know-how, you don’t have enough space. Ever. Your feet are cramped underneath the seat in front of you, and you have to fight with the people on either side of you to get enough space on your armrest.
This, obviously, isn’t a problem if you have that awesome #win moment on a flight. Can you guess which #win moment I’m talking about? I’m talking about the #win moment where you have an empty seat beside you. This means you have the wonderful joy of being able to spread out, use the other table to store overflow from your own table (or your leftover meal, since they take ages to collect it up). You can use their leg area to stretch out your own legs.
As an extension to this, you could have the #doubleWin moment of getting the entire row to yourself (which I’ve had the luck of doing before). If this happens, then you can really spread out. Lift up the armrests, pray that the plane ride doesn’t get too bumpy, and lay down across the seats. While it’s not the most comfortable “bed” you’ve ever slept in, it’s definitely better than sitting in a small little cramped section.
Speaking of space, another #win moment is when you manage to nab a seat in the Exit row. Automatic extra leg room! And the obvious #win moment when you get upgraded to business or first class. Hey – it does happen from time to time!
Definitely one of my favorite #win moments on a flight is when you aren’t stuck sitting in the row behind a family with young children. Unless the children understand the meaning of “shut the hell up and go to sleep”, you’re screwed. I once sat on a flight where the kid in the row behind me screamed, the whole flight, for no reason at all. He then proceeded to hit himself. Why? I still do not know. So when I get on a flight and find out that I’m not sitting next to any children, instant #win moment right there.
A relatively small #win moment is when you’re one of the first people let onto the plane (or at least to your section of the plane), and manage to get enough space for your hand luggage in the overhead storage close to you. It’s so insanely annoying if you’re amongst the last people on the plane, and end up scouring the plane looking for a place to store your bag. And if you end up finding space further back in the plane, then you’re really stuck at the end of the flight, when you have to spend time trying to backtrace through the plane and get your bag, while everyone is fighting to get off the plane.
This #win moment only applies to people, like me, who enjoy watching movies on the plane. I love when they have a great selection of movies, especially movies that I either haven’t watched yet, or haven’t watched in a really long time. I used to spend the first ten minutes of my flight leafing through the magazine looking for the movie listings, and the times they were playing. I would make myself a schedule that let me watch all the movies I wanted to. I no longer need to worry about this, since most flights let you start and stop movies whenever you want 🙂
I guess a good #win moment to end with is the moment when you touch down, safe and sound, and arrive at your destination. Hey – you were just 30,000 feet in the air, travelling at 300+km/hour. The fact that you arrived safely at your destination is a huge #win moment, let alone all the awesome fun that you’ll hopefully have upon arrivale 🙂
What other #win moments do you have whilst flying on a plane?