“I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets: It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.”
Jean Kerr, author, playwright
“Cantonese will eat anything in the sky but airplanes, anything in the sea but submarines, and anything with four legs but the table.”
Amanda Bennet, 'Quotable Feast'
by Sarah E. Parvis (2001)
“Transtellar Cruise Lines would like to apologize to passengers for the continuing delay to this flight. We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during our journey. Meanwhile we thank you for your patience. The cabin crew will shortly be serving coffee and biscuits again.” (The delay lasted 900 years).
'The Restaurant at the End of the Universe' (1980)
"The quality of food is in inverse proportion to a dining room's altitude, especially atop bank and hotel buildings (airplanes are an extreme example)."
(NY Times Restaurant Critic)
"To me, an airplane is a great place to diet."
“Cost cutting by the airlines leaves fewer pennies for cleaning crews, whose appearances are being coordinated with those of Halley's comet. Is the day far off when flight attendants will ask you to do a quick turn with a handvac to earn your microchip pretzels?”
James Morris, Wilson Quarterly (Winter 2007)
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