Pre-flight Zero-hour

OceanicCrashThe night I was packing, I couldn’t help but think how much it would suck if our plane crashed.

Our flight was Thursday morning and we had most of our packing completed over the previous weekend. There were some items that still needed to be packed, such as, clothes needing washed and toiletries that we were still using. On top of that, I had camera equipment and decisions to make as to what goes into the checked bag and what is carry-on. Plus, I had to play luggage tetris to make sure everything was fit and snug.

This was a big trip. We’ve never been to Asia. Although… technically, you could say I was there at one point. It was difficult trying to figure out what clothes and items we needed… or wanted. We had researched the weather, but you’re not going to know until you are there. So, we were trying to decide what warm and cool weather clothes we needed. We read warm during the day and cold at night. I know we can always buy things, but I didn’t want to waste time shopping.

Now… I’m the type of person who needs to constantly check and recheck. I went through scenarios in my head as to what I might need. Honestly, it was a little stressful. I didn’t want to forget anything. I was up late trying to figure everything out.

Then it hit me while packing… After going through all the pre-flight prep and stressing out over “what I’m not thinking of”… I thought of victims in plane crashes (or missing planes) and couldn’t help but ponder how much it must have sucked going through all the stuff I described… only to end up having your head and knees shoved inside your chest cavity because your plane just crashed.

So there you go. That’s what I was thinking about, while packing, before our flight. Maybe you’ll think of this post next time you’re packing for your flight, fretting about what to take.

You’re Welcome, Happy Flying!

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