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Planning Your December Vacations? Experience the Essence of ‘Have a Pleasant Flight!’

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Have you ever pondered on these words, “Have a pleasant flight“? Why haven’t we ever heard something like, “Have a pleasant sail” Or “Have a pleasant train“?

We have always heard, “Have a pleasant journey” or “Have a pleasant trip.” 

So Why Does a Flight Have to Be Pleasant? 

You have commuted to the airport way before the flight time, compromising your ever-precious sleep, carrying your muscle-aching baggage to the check-in counters. Fiddled through your passports, tickets, and boarding passes whenever an officer asked for them. You are waiting in every queue, only thinking about finishing the customs and finally having a seat with a hot cup of coffee in your hand and legs, crying for help! Now – after all that hauling, the time has to be killed!

You will be lucky if you’ve brought some good movies to watch or downloaded a few snappy videos. A few emails with a follow-up on the last meeting could do the work for a professional workaholic. If you like reading, you’re in the best position because any good reading material can pass the time. And finally, for people like me, nothing works but sleep. Now, sleeping on a chair is again a difficult task!

Ultimately, after having a seat on the plane (not forgetting to fasten the seat belts), the pilot in charge and the air hostess never fail to mention, “Have a pleasant flight.” Indeed, these people don’t know about your journey till catching this flight – sleepy red eyes, a heavy head and a stiff back on an upright seat with no leg space in front of you! Bro – they must be joking! What is pleasant about this flight?

Let’s look at the conditions that you are now in—suspended in mid-air above thirty thousand feet from the grounds. Is it safe to say that for those “few hours”, you are not in touch with the world? All communication to the outer world is lost except for the pilots. You don’t have your mobiles on, no access to emails, no news channels with their pint of different spices on every story they show or any social media accounts to gossip through.

It is you, the passengers and your fellow cabin crew at this point who, most of the time, are total strangers. The plane is flying peacefully at a speed of 880 km/h, which you are undoubtedly unaware of as you sit undisturbed in your seat. You have a few entertainment programmes on the TV, some magazines to go through and food served during meal time. You have everything to survive.

What if any of your family members passed away at this time? There is certainly no way to know until you land. What if the stock market crashes? What if your boyfriend broke up with you? The list can go on, but everything must wait until the landing.

Returning to our phrase, “Have a pleasant flight.” Imagine if you could spend a few hours in your day-to-day life secluded from everything. It’s just you, and nothing else matters. All of your problems can be dealt with later. I bet what you could achieve in those few hours is more countable than your entire day.

You could reflect, meditate, read, create an idea for your business (a pencil and a notebook are enough) or relax by watching something nice. Then land again on earth rejuvenated and deal with what awaits you. That would be a few hours spent pleasantly, won’t it?

Planning Your Vacation Trip This December? These are Tourist Destinations to Visit!

As 2023 winds down, wanderlust begins to beckon, urging us to explore the wonders of our world. With its festive spirit and the promise of a new year, December is an ideal time to embark on a journey to some of the globe’s most captivating destinations.

Let’s dive into a curated list of the top tourist destinations for December 2023, with insights into what makes each place unique and an approximate guide to flight costs, making your travel planning smoother and more exciting.

Tokyo, Japan:

  • It is known for blending traditional and modern attractions, including ancient temples and the bustling Shibuya Crossing.
  • Flight: Prices vary greatly depending on the Airline company, journey date and season. The approximate price ranges from $1,200, one way per traveler with economy class.

Paris, France:

  • The city of love is famous for the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and charming cafes.
  • Flight: Prices from major U.S. or European hubs are relatively affordable. The approximate price ranges from $450, one way per traveler with economy class.

Maasai Mara, Kenya:

  • A world-renowned safari destination with exceptional opportunities to see Africa’s Big Five.
  • Flight: Flights to Nairobi followed by a domestic flight or drive to Maasai Mara.
  • The approximate price ranges from $200, one way per traveler with economy class.

New Zealand:

  • It offers stunning landscapes, from fjords to mountains, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Flight: Long-haul flights from most places; prices are higher but worth the experience. The approximate price ranges from $1,350, one way per traveler with economy class.

Machu Picchu, Peru:

  • An ancient Incan city set high in the Andes Mountains, offering a mix of history and stunning views.
  • Flight: Fly to Lima and then a connecting flight to Cusco, followed by a train or trek.

Iceland:

  • It is known for its dramatic landscapes with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and lava fields.
  • Flight: Reasonably priced flights from Europe; slightly higher from North America.
  • The approximate price ranges from $1,260, one way per traveler with economy class.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s

  • The most extensive coral reef system is perfect for diving and snorkelling.
  • Flight: Flights to major Australian cities like Sydney or Cairns can be expensive but are frequent.
  • The approximate price ranges from $1,680, one way per traveler with economy class.

Rome, Italy:

  • A city rich in history and architecture with iconic sites like the Colosseum and Vatican City.
  • Flight: Accessible from most major airports in Europe and North America.
  • The approximate price ranges from $547, one way per traveler with economy class.

Banff National Park, Canada:

  • It is known for its stunning mountain landscapes and beautiful lakes.
  • Flight: Fly to Calgary and drive to Banff. Flights are generally affordable from North America.
  • The approximate price ranges from $1,456, one way per traveler with economy class.

Bali, Indonesia:

  • A tropical paradise is known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches, and coral reefs.
  • Flight: Affordable flights from Asian hubs; higher prices from Europe and North America.
  • The approximate price ranges from $846, one way per traveler with economy class.

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Pas z Juty
Pas z Juty
2 months ago

You have a knack for writing engaging content. This post kept me hooked till the end. Well done!

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