Recently a group of Delta passengers flying from JFK to LAX were surprised. Somewhere over the desert, the pilot came on the intercom to apologize that the movies they were watching would be temporarily turned off. Seat back screens went dark. Why the interruption?
The pilot explained that since the weather was perfect that day, he'd obtained approval to give everyone a tour of the Grand Canyon. He mentioned that, since it was a special sight, he would turn the plane a few times so folks on both sides would get perfect views. Then he narrated the scenes below, and suggested that window-seat passengers lean forward to give their neighbors a better look. Grateful passengers were reminded that sometimes, even in planes, travel can still be fun.