I’m not what you’d call a frequent flyer, but I’ve had a decent share of airport walks and reconstituted airline oxygen. And I’m no stranger to weird neighbours, pesky kids, and smelly socks.
Remember when the person seated behind you jabbed their TV monitor so hard that it disrupted your sleep?
Or when the person next to you is watching such an inappropriate movie that you want to curl up and look away?
Well, these are the little things that create big impacts. That’s why I loved what I saw on my recent Alaska Air flight.
And of all the airlines I’ve travelled on, Alaska Air stands a class apart. And it’s not just because some of their domestic flights offer complimentary beer. They prioritise passenger comfort—even their crew uniforms are casual and comfortable.
The first time I only booked on Alaska, it was because the other budget airline I was leaning towards increased prices just before I purchased. I had to forego my preference at the last minute and settle for Alaska. But hey—free Biscoff and beer—what a lucky scenario!
As fades in slow motion light of the evening sky darkness falls in earnest shrouding peering relations those waving from the outside while bright lights come on inside turned on to illuminate the chaos that’s reigning within these chambers echoing voices of the eager travellers electronically tones magnified ring urging all to avoid the rush hour guiding the misguided first timers and wailing all along, for attention of the juniors in high-energy mode rising just as the world falls asleep is an airport in a scattered time zone
With a new name and a new home across the nations crossing all barriers walks along and alone a brave young maiden for whom there’s none to care for, to take care only self and possessions with clothes on her back and books in her backpack onwards she goes, fearless for she’s got nothing to lose all the world to gain and more steadfast as the winning tortoise passing by the hares and stares takes on this bright new venture this, a solo traveller’s adventure