A flight on our National Airline, Air Jamaica, brings out the best of our Jamaican culture.
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You know you are flying Air Jamaica when…

You know you are flying Air Jamaica when:

You get to the airport before the ticket counter staff…

Everybody is checking in suitcases the size of a refrigerator….

The person beside you taps you on your shoulder and says ..” beg yu check een dis ya piece ah luggage fah mi nuh… DO!”

Everybody makes a bolt for the gate when the announcer on the p.a.systems says that “.. this is NOT a boarding annoncement.”

You can’t get on board because somebody in front of you is trying to get a Toyota engine block into the overhead compartment..

At least one passenger is accompanied by an armed Federal Agent….

Travellers on the plane call the flight attendant “Air Hostess”…

You can only get the Observer to read…

Everybody is trying to figure out what “Port of Embarkation” means…

Somebody hands a flight attendant a paper bag and asks her to “heat up dis ya patty fi mi nuh baby”

When the plane starts to decend, a woman in the seat behind you says to her friend… “Come Darris, time fi go tile-it an’ tidy!”

The overhead compartment smells like fish and rum…. then it starts to drip on you…

Most of the passengers clap and clap when de pile-at lan de plane genkle..

Every body who have a big screen TV, a boom-box and a microwave go straight to the “Nothing to Declare” line

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