This whole Crazy Kid in the wheel well of the airplane nonsense really has my hackles up. First of all, like many of us, I’m wondering why I have to go through security barefoot and half naked, being frisked by a surly TSA employee, while someone else just strolls across the tarmac. Second, I don’t believe that he was in the wheel well. From everything I’ve heard it would be close to impossible for him to have survived. A very serious looking former NTSB official said that in all likelihood the kid wormed his way into the luggage hold, which is both heated and pressurized. It’s good to know that our baggage and stowaways are traveling in such comfort compared to the sardine can the rest of us have to occupy.
How does someone stroll across the tarmac unnoticed? I mean I could see it if it was like a movie and he knocked out some mechanic and stole his orange safety vest and badge. But a pouting teenager skulking around?
And another thing (there’s always another thing!), just how stupid is the kid? I can assure you that I was the biggest dumbass teenager ever, but I wouldn’t have dreamed of a stunt like this. If this is his response to getting in a fight with his parents, imagine his dismay when he realized the beverage cart and snack were never making their way into whatever nook he was holed up in. I mean, it does always seem like an endless wait for the beverage cart, but it’s gotta be worse in stowaway. Why do I sniff a nuisance law suit coming down the pike?
Let’s only hope he was on a flight with Pam Ann, my favorite way to fly…