We sat there waiting for our flight. Jackie picked up a magazine and began flipping through it. Dorothy was always on her phone. I imagined she was sorting out Jackie’s schedule – I can’t even begin to imagine what a hassle that must be. I’m sure there were a million people who wanted Jackie for a billion things in a trillion places at the same time! Willie and Solon were talking about some business together with Jackie half listening in the corner where they were sitting. They spoke in Cantonese so I couldn’t understand what they were saying. It was just me and Exy. He turned to me and said,
“Yes, of course!”
“You’re very lucky you know,”
“Oh yes, I know, I know! I still can’t believe I’m here!”
“Have you flown before?”
“Yes, but never outside of North America,”
“Ooo, you might want to watch out for food you’re not used to, could make you sick,”
“Okay…have you gotten sick before?”
“Many times…sometimes I’m in washroom for days!” We both laughed. Security finally came and told us it was time to go. I didn’t know this, but they always boarded celebrities and VIP’s last. The reason for this is one, to avoid traffic and two, so that the passengers wouldn’t notice them. I guess the mentality was that once the passengers were seated, most of them didn’t have a view of the front door to see who’s coming in and wouldn’t notice that there’s a star flying with them! Who knows? You might’ve had a star flying with you on one of your flights and not have known it!
While we were boarding, Jackie turned to me and said, “You’re lucky, you got upgrade to first class, normally stuntmen fly economy.”
“Thank you,” I said humbly. As if I wasn’t already lucky enough! I was flying first class!! I would’ve flown in the luggage compartment if they told me to!