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Just Get Me to Maui, Hawaii!

Author: Suzanne S.
Date of Trip: June 2006

Couldn't believe the return flight could be worse! Twice as many babies on board and now our teenage son had a mom with toddler on lap next to him. And my husband and I had one behind us. I love kids, but this was a disaster in the making. As I went to seat myself, I felt little fingers grab my hair and...yank! I asked the Mom if this was going to happen all the way to LA. No, "I'm sorry," just a blank stare. As the flight took off, I prayed for the kids to calm down and soon they did.

The in-flight entertainment was to be the "Pink Panther." Okay, some mindless humor. The DVD promptly scrambled and after 3 retries was dumped, for yep, you bet, the same lame film we watched on the trip over. Some mindless teenage mermaid flick. Tried reading, and then just gave up and slept. My husband, who is a patient man, looked at me at the midway point of this return flight and said, "I am so over this flight!"

Finally, the lights of LA could be seen. LAX never looked so good.

We will return to Hawaii again next year, as we do every year. I will definitely bring a sense of humor, but at this point, I think rowing in the boughs of a slave ship would be better than American Airlines.

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