Plane Lucky


'This is you captain speaking...I have just been luck!'

Do you remember an ancient way of travelling – making a journey without a ‘Travelling Update’ on your social media account. (Don’t look at me! Just borrowing somebody else’s brainwave from FB)

While we are on the ‘ancient’ talk, did you hear about the 80-year-old Chinese woman who delayed a flight for nearly six hours after she threw coins into the plane’s engine for good luck?

Lady luck, after all, stood by her after the Shanghai police refused to take action and unforgiving passengers spent their waiting time clicking selfies with her and uploading them on social media.

Wonder if a superstitious Indian has tried a hand at good luck the Indian way – tying a string of hot chilies and lemon, after they heard about a pilot’s artificial arm that came loose during landing or of the pilot who realized that he was not qualified to land the plane in fog just minutes before landing and decided to turn back.

Could the leaking bag that contained curry powder that set off smoke and fire alarms in an Air India flight, that caused 12-hour delay, be the result of a more grounded and refined lucky charm by a superstitious Indian?

Luckily, no one found out. Not yet.

As for the lucky people who are enjoying their summer break travelling around the world, here is a reminder to make your ‘Travelling Updates’ and upload pictures for there are those on the bright side making the most of uninterrupted rare moments to take a peek at them all, just as I made the most of the last 40 minutes of ‘Spider-Man: Home Coming’ browsing social media with my little ‘Spidey’ fan taking a snooze beside me after more than an hour of jumping, walking and exploring a nearly empty theater.

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday!


33 responses »

  1. Hahahaha!! FB updates are essential, how else the world will know these people are happy?😂😂😂😂 (This is coming from someone, who is not a FB person and is severly annoyed by the behaviour of most people there!)
    Intelligent, satirical and a treat to read just like any another of your pieces is what I would say about this one too!
    Aww, yeah that’s what I heard, people aren’t queuing up for the new Spider man, hope the little one enjoyed it.

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    • The smallest Spidey fan in the household was not impressed with his homecoming and just five minutes into the movie we were up and about the dark empty theater… talk of Parker luck😂
      As always thank you, TW.
      Oh too bad you are not in FB, it is overflowing with travel updates and pictures of happily smiling families who suck in their stomach and give their happiest smile in all togetherness. It’s fun going through them all.
      My cousin who is currently sitting at home and cramming for exams says he put an update ‘studying on the mountaintop ‘ with a picture of Himalayas and he got 50 likes😂😂😂
      Good day, TW😍

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      • Ah! Parkar’s luck has beem making history ever since I was a teen😂😂 Poor guy though, he is one of my favourite characters. And I feel bad for your Spidey fan, hope she finds the emoji one amazing😄
        I am on FB😂 but use it only as a tool to stay connected. I hardly post anything! And yeah the “charming” behaviour of some of the users there has been keeping me entertained too😂😂
        The caption of your cousin. Hahahahaha! Also, people feel lonely on FB with 18 others😂🙌 Have a good night!

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  2. haha just imagine green chilly and lemon on the plane..would have been so classic. Update on latest travel on social media is so fashionable nowadays, I know! Love post. It made me smile:)


  3. I just came back from a whirlwind flight to Toronto (an unexpected summer holiday!) and your post has me in stitches, our flights went very smoothly except for the the odd passenger who checked their plane etiquette at the gate!


  4. Haha! I love love love reading your humor Pranitha! This is definitely my relaxing Sunday treat this week:)
    All these superstitions race my mind home. “Don’t travel on this day, that day, this time and that time..” Very familiar with this!

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    • Thank you so very much, Divya. I did have a wonderful time. I can so understand the superstition, coming from a culturally-rich, traditionally-oriented family, superstition is another acquired richness.;) Hope all is well with you, Divya. Will check your space soon.

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