For some of us, it is hard to stay in one place, and taking flights fulfils our desire to travel. Those around us such as friends and family will want to know “how was your flight?” , just as a way of checking up.
Sometimes, it’s not even about the flight, sometimes it’s just a way to make small talk, especially if they are meeting you for the first time. Okay, you can agree that that’s fair enough.
So, what do you say when it was a good flight, a bad flight, or even an uneventful one? How about in light of a pandemic and all the precautions that are being taken?
How to decide what to say when asked “how was your flight?”
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Well, what you say is how you feel, but we know it can be a bit tedious to put into words, especially when you’re jetlagged. Therefore, we’ve combined a list of responses you can use for any scenario.
You’ll also learn why they work, and decide if the response accurately describes how you feel. Now, let’s take-off into these responses!
Responses when the flight was uneventful
Simply put, an uneventful flight is one where nothing much happens.
It’s one of those flights where you get to where you’re headed without any delays or inconveniences, and there aren’t any of those pesky passengers which make the journey uncomfortable or unpleasant.
So, when someone asks “how was your flight?” and it was pretty uneventful, here’s what you can say:
01“Oh, it was fine! Thanks for asking!”
This is a pretty standard response for when you don’t have anything to report.
Saying thank you for asking is a good idea because it is polite and it shows that you appreciate him/her asking.
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02“Well, I got here in one piece, so I can’t complain.”
This is a good response when a frequent traveler asks.
He/she will know exactly what you mean.
03“As soon as we took off, I was out like a light!”
This response is on the positive side and suggests there was little to no turbulence or disturbances.
It’s also a good response for when someone you don’t know asks like a fellow passenger.
04“It was pretty uneventful, but that’s a good thing right?”
This is a good response when you want to make light of a rather boring flight.
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Responses when the flight was terrible
There are many things that can make a flight terrible, from a wailing toddler to a snoring businessman.
You may not have had enough legroom or perhaps you had to hold your pee because someone decided to order a spicy chili bowl before a flight.
Whatever the case may be, here are six responses to use when someone asks how your flight was:
05“Man, it nearly gave me a heart attack! The turbulence was insane and I’m already so terrified of flying!”
This is a standard response for people who are afraid of flying or of heights.
Turbulence can be unpleasant and sometimes even scary, especially for a first-time flyer.
06“Apart from the twins going “waa waa waa”
This is a common complaint from travelers.
Babies are cute and cuddly but they can also give you a headache when they are fussy. The parents aren’t able to do much to silence them and they are too young to understand what’s happening.
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07“One of my worst experiences to date! If I showed up three hours late to my job I’d be fired on the spot. I guess it isn’t the same for pilots.”
This is a good response to use when the flight was delayed because of a pilot or important personnel being late.
This is very inconvenient, especially for business travelers who have a meeting to catch or deadlines to make.
08“By the time I got on board, I was tired and sweaty from basically running across the airport because of a last-minute gate change, so no, I didn’t have a good flight.”
This is a reason many people are so grumpy on board because sometimes the airport is forced to make last-minute changes.