10/6/2013 @ 11:30am
Everyone’s in the lines to board, the first groups are already seated…then an announcement in English plays “something’s wrong with the lighting and they are de-boarding the plane, please move away and make room.” I’m surrounded by Chinese travelers. (Jp’s in group 4. I’m in group 5.) No one moves. Then the announcement plays in Chinese…waves of reactions vocally and physically like a dam breaking. Everyone moves back and I try to get ahead and out if the way, realizing this will be my experience but the opposite – 2nd one “in the know” – once we make it to Beijing.