I traveled from LA to Nebraska yesterday, with a layover in Los Vegas.
My flight to Vegas went pretty well. It was only 45 minutes long. The layover was two and a half hours. I slept a little in a hallway that seemed quiet, except it joined Terminal C to Terminals A and B, so lots of people walked through. Some of them were loud-talkers.
The flight from Vegas to Omaha was not so good. There were no charging outlets on the plane, so I couldn’t use my phone, and I forgot to bring a book. I was kind of bored… until the last 40 minutes of the flight, where we experienced mild turbulence.
Three things made the turbulence more tolerable than it would otherwise have been:
One, the captain said there would be turbulence. When I know it is expected, then I don’t immediately think it’s engine trouble or a mechanical failure of some kind
Two, I was sitting close to the front, so I could see and hear the flight attendants chit-chatting. When they are calm or even kind of bored-looking, it really helps me.
Three, I could see out the window. This is something I have just discovered – if I can see the land, I am less scared. I actually asked the person across the aisle if she would open her window so I could see out, and she kindly obliged.
The afternoon and evening in Nebraska passed quickly with a ride back from Omaha with Lloyd and a delightful Runza dinner with Lloyd, Lauren, and my mom. I slept well last night.