10 Thought While Travelling by Plane

by - 3:00 PM


This time next week I'll be high up in the air, flying over the Atlantic Ocean towards Cuba. The fact that my flight from the Netherlands to Cuba via Mexico takes about 8 hours doesn't bother me. I'm used to long flights, always have been. No surprise if you take into account that my parents took baby me on multiple intercontinental flights. I enjoy those flights now. That time between departure and arrival is a true break from everything. Everything except my hyperactive thoughts, that is. The minute I board a plane, my thoughts go crazy. Don't believe me? Let me show you what I thought about on my last intercontinental flight from Helsinki to Bangkok!

Can we go already?
Okay, I know we're not scheduled for take-off for another 15 minutes, but can we go already? Everyone is seated and if we go now we'll be in Bangkok even sooner! Wait, did we just move? Are we moving? It seems like... No, that was just my imagination... Or is it? Seems like... we are moving! Ready for take-off. Finally!

The world is so beautiful from up here
This is one of my favorite things about flying: seeing the world from above. It's so beautiful. I always hope I get to see my hometown from up here. Everything looks so calm and peaceful, as if there's not a single problem in the world. It makes me calm down a little. I could look out of this tiny little window for ages.

If I start watching now I could watch at least three Marvel movies
As much as I love the airplane view, I still like movies a little bit better. Especially when there's nothing but grassland to see. So if I start watching now, with 8.5 hours of this flight left, I could watch at least three movies of two hours each. One more if I don't take breaks and don't fall asleep. I want to watch Deadpool first, then Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Maybe I'll watch a few episodes of American Horror Story as well. That'll keep me entertained till we're somewhere above Myanmar. Now less thinking, more binge watching!

Did we just fly over Delhi?
We flew over Delhi and I missed it! I've been wanting to see that city since forever, even just seeing it from above would have made me so happy. And now I missed it because I fell asleep after Guardians of the Galaxy... Stupid sleep, what do I even need you for?

I hate airplane toilets so much
I don't really want to go, but I'll have to. That sound when the toilet flushes... It's like the whole plane is going to get torn into a billion pieces. Okay, calm down Envy. Here's the plan: do what you have to do, wash your hands, open the door, step outside, reach into the bathroom, hit that flush button and run as fast as you can, away from that awful sound. Ready? Flush! RUUUUUUUN!


Why can't the guy in the seat in front of me sit still for more than five seconds?
Seriously dude. Is there something wrong with you? I know these seats aren't the most comfortable seats in the world. I know we've been here for hours already. But please, don't do a full-on body slam every time you change positions. Please. You shake that thing so hard that my phone just fell off my table!

I just want to slee-hee-heep!
Dude. Stop moving. Every time you move, a shockwave travels through all the seats around you. You've woken me up five times now. Five times! Just sit still for a second or two and let me fall asleep. Please. I don't want to be a zombie on my first day in Thailand. Please... I'm begging you... I'm desperate...

I'm going to listen to the weirdest music this flight has to offer
I don't know why, but I'm awful at binge watching. And since sleeping isn't an option thanks to a certain someone, I might as well check some of the music in the library. I'm curious to see what the international section has to offer. What're the weirdest things I can find? Let's see... What's this obscure Asian band? Okay no. This is too weird. Too weird!

I can't wait to take these clothes off
I always feel so disgusting towards the end of an intercontinental flight. It feels like I've been wearing these clothes all my life. I don't remember what it's like to walk around without these old shoes. Hell, I don't even remember what walking around in a non-confined space feels like! I just want to take these clothes off, jump in a shower and put some fresh, clean clothes on. That's all I ask.

I can't wait to see what Thailand looks like!
Oh my god! We're here! I can't believe we're finally here! I can't wait to go out and explore Bangkok. I wonder what the city will look like. There are a lot of trees here near the airport, which is always a good sign. I guess Bangkok itself won't have that many trees though, but maybe Chiang Mai will be really green. I've heard so much about those jungles in the north already. I can't wait to see it all! I'm so excited, I would run out of this plane right now if I could!

So you see, even a relaxing plane trip makes my hyperactive brain go crazy with excitement. This time next week I'll probably be thinking a lot of things along these lines - but more excitedly because Cuba is my dream destination. And hopefully, there will be less annoying people in the seat in front of me and loads of Marvel movies for me to watch.

x Envy

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6 Fellow Ramblers

  1. Oh my God I'm glad I'm not the only one who stands at the door, reaches in to flush and then runs pell mell the hell out of there as fast as I can. Also I feel you about the whole clothes thing. I feel disgustingly sticky on flights. Maybe cause it's so cramped and you have to make do with the alcohol wipes?

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  2. I am so with you on the first point and the toilets. I'm so impatient to get up in the air. I love flying. Like really love it. Being at 37,000ft is pure bliss for me. And I'll only use a toilet up there if I really have to. I held once all the way from JFK to LHR. They're awful! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  3. First: I hope you enjoy Cuba :D These thoughts are on-point; I have had people behind me who put their feet up on my seat. (Ugghhh!) But: I love it when people are polite. And funny. Oh, and when I'm asleep for the duration...

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  4. Ive only flown on a plane once when I was in middle school, so I barely remember. and I didnt even get a window seat. lol

    but those seem pretty accurate. haha

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  5. I can relate to so many of these!

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  6. I can *feel* your excitement!
    From being rather Not Bothered by flying until I was nineteen, I'm now terrified at the thought of it. No idea why haha.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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