Even the most mundane parts of flying excited this group. American chose to premier its new safety video on the flight. There were wild cheers and screams as it ran. People recorded it with their iPhones and chanted "play it again" when it finished.
It turned out that one flight attendant working the trip was also featured in the video. She was treated like a movie star. When the video was over, the passengers did what star-struck fans do: they asked for her autograph — on seatback safety cards.
Then they fastened their seatbelts, returned tray tables and seatbacks to the upright and locked position, and prepared to take off ... yet again.
Scott Mayerowitz can be reached at http://twitter.com/GlobeTrotScott.
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