726: Seat Selection

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Seat Selection
Don't click on the wing.
Title text: Don't click on the wing.

[edit] Explanation

Many airlines give passengers the opportunity to select a preferred seat when booking a flight. In this case, Megan appears to be checking in at a kiosk at the airport when she is given the opportunity to select a seat. Rather than selecting a seat on the diagram, Megan clicks on the pilot seat (which is not an actual option for online seating reservations). In the last frame, we see that because she chose the pilot seat she is now permitted to fly the plane. A worried looking pilot stands (or sits) behind her.

The title text says to not click on the wing. The implication is that if you click on the wing you will be forced to sit there. Even if you were able to hold on, this would put you above the Death Zone which is at 7 km. Standard cruising altitude is 10 km.. It will be an unpleasant death as the air is so thin that you actually lose oxygen to the air.

Another interpretation of the title text is a reference to the classic Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.

[edit] Transcript

[A seat selection diagram from an airport check-in kiosk is shown.]
Select desired seat by clicking on the above chart.
[Megan in a scarf with some suitcases is standing in an airport, contemplating the kiosk.]
[The cursor indicates the cockpit of the plane.]
[Megan is in the cockpit of the plane, holding the yoke, with the pilot looking horrified behind her.]

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Could the part about the wing also refer to Nightmare at 20,000 Feet? -- mwburden 12:27, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Randall should add a bonus if you click on the wing in the image. 03:44, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Pilot: You've killed the rest of the crew! Plot twist: Megan's flying American, on a plane inherited from TWA. Here, it's pilot/co-pilot/flight engineer/navigator. This was back when airlines held off on fleet upgrades to cut costs. 04:22, 20 February 2014 (UTC)


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