Mar 29 2014

MH370: from Nassau to Houston via Perth

Just a little while ago Pia and me were in line at the customs checkpoint at Nassau (Bahamas) airport. Over our heads a ceiling-mounted TV is tuned to CNN and we get the latest news about flight MH370 (what else). In the line snaking in the opposite direction, a 15-16 y/o daughter asks her mom: “Do we have to fly over the area where the plane went down?” (earlier on I overheard that they were going to Houston, just like us)
I expect Mom to give her kid a geography lesson, but she responds “I hope we don’t! That would be terrible!”
I open my mouth and stare …

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