“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Honolulu International Airport. Local time is 3.40pm and the temperature is 93.4f or 24 degrees celcius. The current weather is cloudy and sunny, perfect Hawaiian weather. For your safety and comfort, we ask that you please remain seated with your seat belt fastened until the Captain turns off the Fasten Seat Belt sign. This will indicate that we have parked at the gate and that it is safe for you to move about.
Please check around your seat for any personal belongings you may have brought on-board with you and please use caution when opening the overhead bins, as heavy articles may have shifted around during the flight. If you require assistance, please remain in your seat until all other passengers have left the plane. One of our crew members will then be pleased to assist you. We remind you to please wait until inside the terminal to use any electronic devices. Remember that smoking is not allowed in any of the planes or terminals. On behalf of Hawaiian Airlines and the entire crew, Aloha! And I’d like to thank you for joining us on this trip."
In her seat Susie muttered away the arrival speech as if she knew it off by heart, feeling sorry for the poor flight attendant who looked to had said it a million times in her day. She was right though, looking out the window, the weather was perfect, warm and sunny. A better contrast to Los Angeles, the sunshine city was pouring down with rain as she left, and it was early in the morning, she was too sleepy to bother to take in the scene as they took off.
As she stood to remove her overhead locker bags, she noticed that there were quite a few military people on her flight. She swallowed a gulp, this really was it. No turning back now. She could almost hear the words of her parents drowning in her ear.
"It's not safe. There's nothing wrong with keeping things simple and being a doctor in your own home city."