When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. But in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years - and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they're all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.
In 2013, Flight 828 disappeared. Today, it came home.
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The greatest challenge to be faced in such a situation is for those who were away, not for those who remained and for whom the change around them was normal. Physiologically, the change in a person over five and a half years would not be easy to spot, unless it were to involve something like significant weight change or children. For an adult, changes over a period of ten years or more could be quite noticeable. To those who were away, however, the change is immediate and dramatic. Popular TV shows could have been canceled, there could be wildly popular movie or singing stars that you've never heard of, there could have been two or even three sequels to a popular film could have appeared, new models of cars could be introduced, a new skyscraper or highway interchange could have gone up, there could have been a dramatic change in political administrations, and the like. In addition, for many years afterwards a person would continue find out about things they'd missed. At certain points in time, the change over five and a half years could be stunning, such as the introductions and mass adoption of such things as MP3 players or smartphones, changes in recreational drug laws, or the radical change in airports following 911. While it is easy to think of this situation as being limited to science fiction, this is something that is routinely experienced by expatriates who may have spent years working a developing nations and on salaries too low to afford annual visits home. See more
The 737 in the flying scene was a 737-300 or later due to the hamster mouth opening on the engine intakes; however, the 737 0n the ground was an earlier 100 or 200 model due to the round air intakes. See more