14. Talking to a Seatmate

1. Repeat

A: That rain is really coming down out there!

B: Yes, it's kind of crazy weather outside.

A: I get kind of nervous flying in this kind of weather.

B: I don't think anyone feels all that comfortable flying in a storm.

A: Do you think it will be this bad the whole trip?

B: On the weather channel, this storm looked to be a big one. It will probably be with us for a while.

A: I worry about too much ice on the wings.

B: I have to believe that our pilot knows what he is doing and we'll be okay.

A: When do you think the pilot will turn off the Fasten Your Seatbelt sign?

B: He'll turn it off as soon as he knows that we are through the turbulence.

A: Do you think that we are going to crash?

B: Maybe. You just never know.

2. Repeat

A: It sure is windy out there!

B: It definitely is not the perfect day to fly, is it?

A: I am scared of flying to begin with, but bad weather makes it a little worse.

B: Anyone who actually enjoys flying in bad weather is out of their mind.

A: Will the whole flight be this bad?

B: I think that it will probably let up once we get out of here. Let's cross our fingers!

A: What if we hit a flock of birds?

B: Plane crashes are very rare. We'll be fine.

A: Do you think that the pilot will ever turn off the Fasten Your Seatbelt sign?

B: The pilot needs to make sure that there is no more turbulence before he lets us get up.

A: Do you think that we are going to die?

B: Can I buy you an alcoholic beverage?

3. Repeat

A: I can't believe how bad the weather is today!

B: Yes, according to the weather report, we will be flying through a pretty nasty storm.

A: I don't really like flying in this kind of weather.

B: It is normal to feel a little nervous about flying in bad weather.

A: How long do you think this will last?

B: Usually the pilot can get enough altitude to get above it. I hope that happens this time!

A: What if one of the engines stops working?

B: I trust that the airline wouldn't let us take off without feeling that all was okay.

A: How much longer do you think that the pilot will leave the Fasten Your Seatbelt sign on?

B: When we are past the turbulence, I am sure that the pilot will shut the light off.

A: Do you think we are headed for an air disaster?

B: Would you like a pillow and blanket so you can take a nap?

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