“Good morning, and welcome aboard United Flight 382,
with service to Chicago -- my name is Terry, and we’re glad you’re with us
today! I’ll be ably assisted here on the flight deck today by Mitch, who’s the
first lieutenant, or the co-captain, or whatever they call it. And back in the
cabin, we’ve got a few more folks whose names I can’t remember, but they’re
ready to make sure your trip is nice and comfortable.
“Our estimated flying time to Chicago is just around two hours, and we’ll be cruising at an altitude of…of…30,000 feet, more or less -- I think that’s what I heard. Maybe 35,000.