Malaysia Air – thoughts
I try not to go all ‘world news’ here but I can’t help but follow the lost Malaysia Airlines story and it looks like today they finally say they found evidence that it terminated in the southern Indian Ocean. http://abcnews.go.com/International/missing-malaysia-airlines-plane-ended-south-indian-ocean/story?id=23033246
I’ve actually been on that late night flight to China. I read a creepy book in the empty Malaysia airport waiting for a midnight flight. Of all the Asian airlines Malaysia air was by far my favorite. Of the business contacts I’ve made over 10 years I would actually call one of the Engineers at the Malaysian company we worked with a real friend and I am genuinely fond of quite a few others at the company. It is a great country and I’ve long said if I had to leave the US that is where I would go.
One of the things I loved about Malaysia was the true multiculturalism. There were Indians, Chinese, and Native Malaysian working with no prejudice. I had been hoping that the plane was hijacked and landed somewhere in Australia but I hope now that the end was not terrifying. Actually, I still hope they are wrong – seriously, India is not on the way from Malaysia to China…
I will still travel. I will still worry about my former coworkers who travel often but they are in far more danger of being pickpocket, scammed, or contracting something unpleasant from native veggies.