Have a Safe Flight is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report.
I haven’t gone on a rant in a while but believe I have an opportune time to do so. I’m taking off from IST to BEY. Before heading out, I caught up with some friends on messenger who signed off by saying, “Have a safe flight.” This stupid phrase is worse than the other dreaded phrase, “Have a good workout.” Thank you for saying so. But for that comment, I would’ve lifted one dumbbell and gone home. At least the workout line is in my control. The safe flight one is not because I’m not the pilot. Besides hoping for the best or reading the safety instructions, what am I supposed to do to have a safe flight? Nothing.
Instead of the silly ‘have a safe flight’ or the morbid ‘hope you don’t crash’ perhaps we can just say, “Talk to you later.”