On my flight from Hamburg last week I was sitting next to two Danish teenagers – they were both 17-years-old, on a school trip to London and were very excited about it. They told me this in perfect English after having first asked me a question in fairly fluent German. After the seat-belt sign was switched off one of them turned to me and asked me if he could play his i-pod – I said that now that the seatbelt sign was off that he was allowed to. 'No' he said, 'do you mind if I play my i-pod – it won't annoy you?'. It took me a few moments to recover from this politeness to realise that I have now become of an age where I look like I need to be asked this question. Sodding teenagers, why can't they just go back to grunting?
And Easy Jet seem to think that it's perfectly acceptable to send people on a flight with only Pringles for sustenance. At least they had wine.