Flying back to the Outpost the other day, I remembered a discussion between two flight attendants on a Flying Sheep Airways (the Principality’s national carrier) plane, just before the take off of my first flight out of here, years ago. We were slightly delayed, so the young flight attendant says to an older senior one, who was standing beside me:
“The delay is due to a complication with a passenger holding a Puerto Rican passport: the authorities were not sure whether they should let him board the plane.”
“But, isn’t Puerto Rico part of the US? What is the problem?”
“Oh no, Puerto Rico isn’t an American state, that’s why they have separate passports…”
“… Venezuela, on the other hand, is an American state, but they do not count it because it is on the other side of the Gulf of Mexico”, clarified the senior flight attendant.