Ode to Asian Air Carriers
Oh Asian air carriers how I love you so,
You still allow my family priority boarding
so we don’t block our neighbors’ row;
You give my children stickers before take-off so they won’t throw a fit
when that seatbelt sign is on and we’re not quite cruising yet.
You care about their safety and bring us infant belts;
Your flight attendants are kind and patient
Pretending not to notice my baby’s flying yogurt melts.
Drinks, meals and snacks are a routine part of the flight
Proving that even in a short 45 minutes, you still get all the basics right.
Inflight when we walk the aisles
With our two spawn under three,
Your attendants waiting in the galley utter murmurs of glee.
They cannot wait to get their hands on our tireless little tots,
And when they do they pose and call in their paparazzi to get the perfect shots.
When my toddler sprints down the aisle furiously almost breaching the cockpit door,
You don’t shriek or yell or lose your sh*t,
You let him run some more.
Pillow, blanket, water, juice – these requests are not taboo;
You don’t treat your passengers like a travelling circus zoo.
Oh Asian air carriers we’re so thankful for you;
We’ll fly you every chance we get
Because helping families is what you do.