Virgins don’t get you all the way there.
You may have noticed a news item on Saturday about a Virgin flight (Melbourne-Perth) that was forced to land in Adelaide due to a crack in the windscreen.
I tell ya, it’s surreal watching a news item about a faulty plane when you’re watching the in-flight news (Sky news, ha ha) at 30,000ft inside the plane that’s on the news.
My cheerful cries of , “We’re all going to die!” — a reference to Dogs In Space — were not appreciated by my wife. After I calmed her down, she said, “I’m glad that you’re here.”
I’m not sure if that was due to the fact that I am such a great help at comforting her or because she thinks it’s just and right that if her plane falls out of the sky, I should die too.
I have now been to Adelaide twice. Both times, it has been because my mode of transport (train and plane) broke down, forcing me to stay. I’m sure that it is otherwise a lovely place.
I’d also like to thank the Virgin staff who were sharing our fate, who handled the entire situation with aplomb.