It´s about sitting at an altitude of 35 000 feet in a petrol drum, dependent on wires, computer chips and air crew.
The security checks, the lack of space, the "plastic" food, the dry cabin atmosphere, the slightly vibrating synthetic environment and loneliness. The mechanistically smooth, cold routine which permeates every detail and every minute from flight preparation to landing, all to the background of flight noises.
All perceptions during a flight are intensely bound up with the associated noises. The sounds of take-off and landing, the crashing noises in the hold, the increasing and decreasing noise of the engines, the descending and retracting under-carriage, the pitch of the high frequency announcements, the routinely courteous voices of the flight personnel.
An exciting scenario in light synthetics which should have its effects on the viewer because of its directness and identifiability.
The films begins with a security advisory. The rest: take-off, meals, landing, applause, the engines are turned off, one has arrived safely.
"We are happy to have had you on board, and hope that you have enjoyed the flight..." (Hubert Sielecki)