As far as conversation starters go, there have definitely been better.
"I'm a bit nervous about flying with Aerocon," says my Aussie travelling companion. "I googled them and they've got a really bad safety record."
It's the day before our flight with the Bolivian airline and I'm not sure I wanted to know that.
We're due to travel from El Alto, the world's highest altitude airport which apparently already makes take-off that little bit harder anyway.