DETROIT, MI – A traveler aboard a Delta Airlines flight out of Detroit, Michigan expressed serious frustration about the incessantly long post-takeoff announcements by the flight crew after the plane reached 10,000 feet. Business traveler Glen Rhodes noted, in a now-viral tweet, that he was just trying to watch his movie, but the dang flight crew wouldn’t shut up already.
Seasoned travel professional Glen Rhodes was traveling to Atlanta returning home after a long business trip that saw him in the Motor City for the week. The 49-year-old Rhodes had forgotten to download any content to his iPad and was forced to use the in-flight entertainment system on the plane.
The Delta Airlines loyalist normally brings his own content, downloading shows or movies from Netflix or Amazon Prime, but forgot to refresh his expired content at the hotel last night.
Forced to use the in-flight entertainment system, Rhodes picked Sandra Bullock’s The Proposal and just settled in to watch the timeless classic when the plane hit its 10,000-foot threshold. For the next 45 minutes, the flight crew shared a near incessant amount of information with passengers.
From friendly greetings to thanking literally every possible level of the Delta frequent flyer program, to the duration of the flight, to the food choices, credit card options, the names of her nephews, even the Tinder profile of the copilot, the flight attendant droned on and on.
Each time Rhodes thought she was done, the movie would start only to be frozen again with more information from the pleasant flight attendant.
“For f**** sake,” Rhodes mumbled a little too loudly in his bulkhead seat earning him a nasty glare from his seatmate.
At the time of this articles publishing no information on how far along in the movie Rhodes’ was able to get.