We took the Malaysia Airlines flight to Bali.
The flight was delayed due to heavy rain. I was slightly disappointed because it meant that we’d be losing some hours that could’ve been spent productively there, but then again, some things are inevitable. It was the rainy season in Bali anyway.
We boarded the flight. It was smooth sailing, at least for the first 2 1/2 hour.
I figured we were going to arrive very soon when I saw an island and its prominent cliffs, you know, instead of just sea.
Then it got darker outside because the clouds were thick — the heavy rain was back! We were informed that we’re near our destination, but we’re not landing soon because of the weather and was advised to once again, wear our seat belts.
I looked outside and saw the same view — the same island and the same cliffs. We were going round in circles, I figured, because I saw them over and over again. Also, the flight started to become rough.
We were in the air longer than we’re supposed to be, so I decided that I should continue watching New Girl. At the instances I laughed, Reza told me to shut it. I was oblivious to the thing that was happening — it wasn’t a good time for MAS, considering the tragedies that were recently faced by them. So the flight, Reza said, became noticeably solemn. Everyone kept silent, not looking outside, not wanting the plane to… crash.
Then… after I managed to complete at least 3 more episodes of New Girl, the pilot told us that we’re landing!
I could see the passengers breathing a sigh of relief. Including Reza, who tegur me later:
“Orang lain tengah risau dalam flight, you gelak-gelak.”
“What was I supposed to do???”
So that was the story of the longest time I’ve spent on air because of bad weather. We touched down and were greeted by rainy Bali.