When I got an email from BlogAir, the blogger's favourite airline, offering a free mystery flight, I couldn't resist. Never mind some amazing alphabet challenge road trip, which can be found here: Who's Ready for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip? The A to Z., this would be an air trip!
I received my free ticket and boarding pass in the post. With great anticipation, I headed off to Upper Lower Piggy Bottom International Airport. I checked in with only my carry-on luggage as stipulated. No extra baggage required. "Passengers for BlogAir mystery flight, please head to boarding gate one." stated the male voice over the loudspeaker. Considering Upper Lower Piggy Bottom International Airport only has one boarding gate, it was easy to find.
I sat in my allocated seat by the window. Predictably, my window seat had a great view of just the wing. Somehow, seeing a wing put me at ease. I was so hoping that somebody on the other side of the plane could also see a wing out their window.
I started talking to the lady sitting beside me. "Are you excited about this mystery flight?" I asked her. "Oh yes! I surely am!
Being on this mystery flight has given me some inspiration for April Fool's Day, 2015 and the entire month of April, 2015" she replied. "Really? Dare I ask what that means?" I stated.
Then she started rambling on and on and on....
"A is for Airplane!
B is for BlogAir!
C is for Cabin Crew!
D is for Delta Airlines!
E is for easyJet!
F is for Fairchild FC-1, a braced-wing monoplane, circa 1926!
G is for......"
"What are you doing?" I asked. "Just getting ready for next year's A to Z!" she responded.
BlogAir mystery flight went to several airports. Finally, the plane was full. I sat there and listened to a cacophony of confusing chatter. A whole plane load of people mumbling on about the letters of the alphabet. Time to put on the complimentary headphones. Oh no, the alphabet song is playing over and over and over again, on the complimentary headphones...
"Attention please! This is your pawlet speaking. Penny the pawlet. On behalf on the entire crew, we hope you've enjoyed the BlogAir mystery flight. We'll be landing at Blogbank International Airport within the next thirty minutes. Thank you for flying BlogAir, the blogger's favourite airline."
We proceeded through customs at Blogbank International Airport. From there we were directed onto buses that would take us to our final mystery destination.
We entered a gigantic convention centre about a ten minute ride from the airport. We all settled down in our seats. Everybody around me was still ranting and raving about the alphabet! Make it STOP!!!
A hushed silence and amazement came over the alphabet audience. Up on the stage was Penny the pawlet now addressing us as her alter ego, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!
"Welcome my friends and thank you for being a part of the mystery which now will be revealed. Welcome to "The Alphabark Challenge, 2014!" tribute ceremonies." .