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Back from NJ

I just flew to and from Princeton to work on the CS GRE. The plane was very small, 3 seats across the plane, with an aisle splitting 1 seat from the other 2. On the way back to STL, we must have had a new flight attendant. She kept reading the announcements from a piece of paper, something like:

Your luggage can be found in the baggage-claim area

She gave a new interpretation to the banter, and made it her own.

They served the smallest package of pretzel-like food I've vern seen, about 2 inches by 2 inches square.

Yes St Louis, we have been officially de-hubbed.


Is it me, or do planes like that seem a bit scary? I have visions of those small, old planes crashing... not new ones.

Posted by: Ed at March 1, 2004 11:35 PM

I worry about that too, but I think the record shows that these regional jets are actually very safe. It wouldn't surprise me if their record is slightly better than the big jets, but I don't know for sure. It's a little creepy getting onto the thing, where even I have to duck to avoid hitting my head on the plane's door frame. Also, the flight attendant has people move to "balance" the weight in the plane. All of this makes sense but it does seem a step backwards from the service we used to get.

Posted by: rkc at March 2, 2004 6:46 AM