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Yesterday, I hopped to planes to go to Romania. The good news is that when we do this, I get my favorite boarding pass ever:


The bad news is that the flight between Kiev and Budapest was so crappy, since we had to fly through some pretty nasty storms, that I almost broke the hand of my friend sitting next to me. I can’t imagine what I would have done if I’d been on that flight alone other then cry. I’m a bit of a wuss flier, but it was “people were screaming” bad.

When we had to make the connection in Hungary, I ran to the airport bar and had a glass of wine. They sadly did not have Jamison. When we got on the next flight, you could see the storm we’d just flown through rolling in, and I kept hoping they were going to delay the flight, but no dice. The pilot of this second flight, however, was rockstar. He got up above the clouds in about 8 minutes…which was a tiny bit frightening because he was just gunning it and spiraling up and up…a different take off then I was used to, but effective.

They said that there would be thunderstorms in Romania when we landed, so I was bracing for more crazy bumpity bump, but it was a flawless flight. And we landed just behind the storm.


I now have two blissful days of not flying ahead of me. In lovely Romania. Woot.


  1. Hi - I thought we could perhaps exchange links? I too am an expat marooned here in Kiev…:-)

    Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 11:55 am | Permalink
  2. Yuk I hate flying through storms, last time I left Heathrow, it was through wind storms and the pilot did the same thing, whizzed us straight up - first time I ever did that over blighty.

    I don’t like the Ukraine International pilots, they seem to enjoy flying through lots of clouds for a very long time when landing. Cowboys.

    Friday, July 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

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