Air Travel

When we arrived in Cameroon in 2010, I was taken off guard when the airplane erupted in applause when we landed.  I asked others about it and was told it’s how the passengers compliment the pilots and crew for a job well done.  I liked that.  I’ll miss that.

When we left Cameroon in 2012, I was taken off guard when the crew walked down the aisles of the airplane spraying an aerosol substance on all the passengers.  The announcement was saying it isn’t harmful, but I still placed my shirt over my face and told the boys to too.  What were we sprayed with?  They never said.  I know it wasn’t air freshener.  We landed first in Douala, Cameroon to pick up more passengers before flying to Europe.  Just before take off they sprayed the cabin down again – we got it double.  I still don’t know what it was and can’t find any information on the internet about it, but my guess would be something to kill bugs.

I think it would be fun to clap when we land in Dulles and then again when we land in Kansas City this summer and see how others around me react, who knows I may even spray the people sitting around me. ha ha!

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4 Responses to Air Travel

  1. Pop-pop says:

    Not sure I would spray people but the applause sounds appropriate.

  2. Barbara says:

    I agree with Paul. Applause is the better choice.

  3. Denise DesCombes says:

    I can tell you wholeheartedly there will be clapping on the ground in KCI when you land!!!! Love you!

  4. MawMaw says:

    Denise said it! We’ll be clapping so hard we won’t be able to hold our feet still! I can bring some spray to squirt you, if you want.

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