Leaving on a Jet Plane

Ryan impatiently looked at the flights lit up on the board one more time. Nothing had changed. It looked like he was going to have to face the fact that he would be leaving on a jet plane a lot later than he had planned. He sighed as he took a seat in the airport. His flight was delayed by 3 hours, what was he supposed to do in that time? 

He was from Chicago and flying to Boston. This was his first time ever getting on a plane. His Dad had said, “Its Easy”, nothing to flying, but so far Ryan was not having an easy time! He had got lost on the way to the airport, the GPS got him all screwed up. It was the first GPS that he had heard with a male voice, and when Ryan followed its directions he ended up hopelessly lost.

The one cool thing that happened when he was lost out in the middle of nowhere is that he saw some Eagles flying. That was something he didn’t see every day. After watching them he noticed the diner down the street and Fortunately the young waitress there gave him clear directions on how to get back on the interstate. He left her a extra nice tip. 

Since he was late getting to the airport he thought he had to hurry so he ran through the airport. Only to get to the gate and realize that his flight was on a 3 hour delay! Sighing he leaned his head back on the chair and closed his eyes. 

A few moments later a sweet, faint fragrance made him open his eyes. A young lady with honey blonde hair sat down next to him. 

Straightening up he turned and greeted her, “Hi! I’m Ryan.” 

She gave him a soft smile, “HI! I’m Kim. Where are you headed too?” 

“To Boston.” 

“Oh are you flight 1266 too?” 

“Yes.” replied Ryan, starting to feel that perhaps this wasn’t all bad having his flight delayed. 

“My flight from Kansas City was delayed and so I thought for sure I would be late in making this flight, but was so relieved to find out that I wasn’t.” 

They kept talking, and surprisingly Ryan felt himself enjoying the conversation. It just seemed to have a natural flow to it. Before they knew it 3 hours had elapsed. He wasn’t ready for the conversation to end. 

“What row are you in?” he asked. 

Kim glanced at her phone to view her ticket and it turned out she was in the same row as Ryan!  Was that Ryan’s imagination or did Kim’s cheeks flush a little, when realizing they were seated next to each other on the plane? 

Ryan had always prided himself on not losing his head when it came to women, but there was something about Kim that was taking his breath away. 

As they stood up to board the plane, Ryan felt excitement growing. He may be crazy, but he felt like he had more than a feeling that this first flight of his could be one that he would always remember! 

50 thoughts on “Leaving on a Jet Plane

  1. Um … what happened to Loralei and her dad, who was gonna ‘splain to her about the cowbell … and where is Betsy? Surely she’s not on the airplane? On another note … my experience with GPS is very similar to Ryan’s! I find myself shouting … “What did you say? Turn where?” One time on a trip to visit a friend in Pennsylvania, my GPS took me 25 miles out of my way … or perhaps I misunderstood her. 🙄

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  2. I think the two will get engaged, and then start spreading the news to friends and family, that they’ll be wed in New York, New York. But her parents will call and plead, “Please come to Boston.”

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