Wednesday, April 27, 2011

On the lighter side-Travel- Syria-3

Since our flight was at night, we had ample of time to reach the airport. If you may have read the news regarding the uproar over the scanners at the airports, we did not encounter any and the security clearance went smoothly. The best part about the night flights are if you are with kids, they can go to sleep right away and don’t wake up till the end of the flight and this is what happened to us too. Our flight was Turkish airlines going to Istanbul; the flight time was approximately nine hours. My wife and daughter went to sleep right away but since I hate sleeping one seat, I decided to watch some movies on the small TV screen installed on the back of the seat in front of me.

The airline is a clean one with plenty of entertainment on the TV screen in several languages. The movies were latest still playing in the movie houses or were out on DVD but not yet on pay TV. If you want to watch classic movies you can go to the classic channel and see old movies. Besides movies, there were TV shows, video games, documentaries and KID shows. Once we were up in the air, the flight attendants started to bring us drinks and snacks. Although I was seated in an aisle seat (which I like the best since I don’t have to bother anybody to get up and go to the rest room) but sometimes it is annoying since you have to keep your elbow in so that it does not get physically harassed by other passengers passing by or the flight attendants trays of food.

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