I do not really like flights. I do like planes as a genius of engineering, I do like take offs because of the power and speed, but I hate the rest – endless hum, bums, and food it-always-has-the-same-taste. Well, I am assuming if I flew first class, I could enjoy flights more, yet my bank account is weak for such things.
For the last three weeks I did about 30 000 miles and at the begging I expected all the same (see above), yet Qantas added some spicy details in my trip.

The QF128 flight from Hong Kong to Sydney takes about 9 hours (Boeing 747-400). Amazing service, great board attendances, more-or-less comfortable seats, and a lot of Australian wine during the flight. However, one thing was “funny”. 

If you don’t know, the most dangerous parts of the flight are take off and landing. At least, I read it somewhere. So, all the passengers are on board, long taxiing, taking off, and about 10 minutes later the following screen is in front of me

QF128 qantas flight media system reboot


Eventually, Mr. Pilot said that there was an issue with the media system and he was rebooting it. I was a step away from a heart attack, pals. Well, you see I know such words as taxiing, taking off, landing, plane, flight, and even somewhat more scary verb – to stall. But obviously, I am a numb in such things. When I see that some system is rebooting I do not know if either it is media system has a failure or the whole plane is down. Funny. Scary. Wet hands.

Now, seating at home and browsing pictures, I am really happy that it was the only one ‘situation’ during my vacation. Happy to be home.

P.S. I know the chance that someone from the developers who is working on the on-board media system for Qantas is reading this article is really low, but anyway. Guys, if you are reading it, change it a bit. Put a nice kangaroo logo. Put a nice plane picture. Put a black screen ultimately, but do not show the customers this linux boot abracadabra. It scares 🙂

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