So, we're flying back from Orlando, on a 6:50 am Air Canada Rouge flight this morning. We're exhausted (lights out at 11, up at 4, with very little sleep between due to sniffy, sneezy, coughy kids), so perhaps this isn't as funny as I think it is, but here goes.
Air Canada Rouge is even cheaper (read: worse) than Air Canada. There are no screens on the seat backs, or even hanging from the ceiling. The menu has about 10 items, most of them candy. Chris asked the flight attendant for a cup of water when she was passing by collecting garbage, and she responded, “You can get water at the back. If I had to remember everyone that asked for a glass of water, you'd never get it.” Ummm...alright.... I tried to reframe it as a serve-yourself buffet. With tap water. Still nope.
And they don't even wear the hats anymore.
But the BEST part by far is the card they provide in the seat pocket.
|Photo credit: Sid & Iggy's Travel Blog|
Since there is no other entertainment whatsoever (see also, no hats), they give you 6 suggestions for “having fun now!” by making crafts with your air sickness bag! Wow! You can make a mask, an octopus, a hook hand, and, my favourite, a crown. Because obviously, if you're royalty, and you're flying Air Canada Rouge, you probably left your regular crown at home. Or forgot it in your royal carriage. Or maybe it burned up when a dragon smashed your castle, set fire to all your clothes and kidnapped Ronald. Either way, the Fun Card seems a bit like they're rubbing salt into the wound. Sure, you're so poor you have to fly on Air Canada Rouge, but there's no need to make you wear crowns out of air sickness bags. That's just mean. "Here you go, princess. Enjoy your flight!"
Unfortunately, you can only pick one "fun" craft per passenger, not 6 as promised, because you only have ONE airsickness bag. So choose wisely! And they don't have any more suggestions for you once you make your craft. "Oh, now you're feeling a little sick, princess? Why, just take off your crown and barf into it!
"Well, through it, I guess."
Anyhoo, after breakfast and naps, the kids were allowed to play on their leap pads for part of the flight. Vaughn's battery was running low, so he asked for a charger. Then Ailsa needed one, too. Chris was trying to see the outlet (down low, in shadow) and asked me if there was a USB port on it. After a lot of manoeuvering and trying to shine my flashlight app on it, I reported that there wasn't one. But then I had a brilliant idea.
"Hey! Maybe you could make one from a barf bag!"
I possibly laughed for way too long.