Fly Me

@p1kef1sh (45647)
March 20, 2009 2:52am CST
The last time that I flew anywhere was last october when I flew home from Singapore. When was the last time that you took a flight?
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• Japan
20 Mar 09
the lastime i took a flight was march 2006 from philippines, which was my very first time to ride on a airplane.. too scared..
@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Mar 09
Did you find it a scary experience when you were actually on board? Welcome to myLot.
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• Japan
21 Mar 09
yes.. too scary.. that until now i cant forget.. the way my ear aches.. i just want to sleep eventhough im not sleepy..
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I have never flew before unless you count my temper flying off..lol Seriously I am way to much of a chicken..bock..bock..to get on a airplane. It is just to far off the ground for my liking..I know it is a safe way to travel, but to many back flashes of plane wrecks,bombings,hijackings for me to be to comfortable with it, well that and my fear of heights..lol
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Mar 09
Maybe if they flew low and the pilot kept one foot on the ground Becky? LOL. I can understand that fear. I have made many flights but there is something slightly unreal about it.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Well he would have to have a pretty thick sole to that shoe then otherwise he would have nothing but a stub left if that.. it probably gets easier..I guess I take my fear of flying after Mr.T on the A-Team..they always had to knock him out with stuff to get him on a plane..lol
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I don't do planes. I'm afraid of heights.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Mar 09
I'm not fond of heights either. Curiously when I am airborne I feel quiet secure.
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@camomom (7537)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I'm just fine on the ground.
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
22 Mar 09
I also dislike heights and yet I find that flying does not bother me as long as it is a big plane. I do not think I could ever feel secure in the very small ones.
@littleowl (7157)
26 Mar 09
Hi p1ke, the last time I flew must of been at about 10yrs ago when I went to Africa and back but that was the 5th time in a row..Africa feels like my second home..littleowl
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
I have flown over Africa. Seen it from Gibraltar, but never set foot on it LoLo. I would love to go sometime. Which country did you visit?
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@littleowl (7157)
26 Mar 09
I went to Kenya, but mixed with the culture and people, it was a big eye opener in the fact that they are so poor and yet happy with their lot and to others, and how we in the west are so rich with all our material possessions etc when over there they have nothing. To see women carrying water from the nearest tap on their head where we take the tap water in our homes for granted...I wwould love to go back at sometime and will do somehow!...hugs LoLo xx
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
Sometimes we forget how fortunate we are over here LoLo. Even the poorest over here has access to facilities that millions around the world would love ti have. Clean running water and heat just by turning on the gas/electric. Actually, just to have a roof over their heads. XXXX
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@zweeb82 (5740)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 09
Hmmm...come to think of it it's been 5 years since my last flight as my passport will be expiring in April? Hahaha!~Dang, can't even use my passport now even if I wanted to unless I renew it
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
I think that my passport has expired now Zweeb. I'd better renew it. Thanks for jogging my memory.
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@zweeb82 (5740)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 09
Haha!~That's why I was asking earlier why the "no traveling 6 months before passport expires" rule. I guess it's a worldwide thingy
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
21 Mar 09
pike, i have never flown in my life & don't intend to start at this late date. lol. it's a great wat to travel if you like to travel but i don't.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Mar 09
Each to our own. I used to enjoy it. Now it's mostly a hassle.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
21 Mar 09
i have heard. have a friend that has to travel in his work & he talks like flying is a big hassle anymore. i'll just take y'alls for that. lol
@balasri (26577)
• India
21 Mar 09
It is about six months back when I flew to a city called Cochin for an interview conducted by my company.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Mar 09
Funnily enough my BIL recently conducted some interviews in Cochin! Small world.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
22 Mar 09
Surprising coincidence.Yeah it is a small world.
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
21 Mar 09
Hmmm I have not flown for a few years now. The last time was 2 years ago when I flew down to attend my nephew's wedding. My brother very kindly paid the fair for me so I could attend. I would love to visit them more often but it is a huge trip for me these days, costs a lot in energy and money and they are all very busy at the other end so I would not see much of them unless they were on holiday. They could come up and see me but no one has done that yet.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Mar 09
It's amazing how we all get so spread out Sharra. Then it can be such a struggle to meet up. Maybe one day they'll make the trip up to you. '
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
22 Mar 09
Quite true. I have two brothers. The eldest keeps in touch and keeps promising to come and visit one day. The other one lives 5 mins away from the eldest and almost never visits him. He really keeps to himself. I am quite happy with my life here and have no wish to go back to the city. I do sometimes wonder how I would manage if it was just me but hopefully that will not be a problem for many years yet.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
20 Mar 09
well,i was told to fly to hell yesterday.i said something whhich (i dont remember what)aggravated my hubby .but seriously,i look a flight last april to go to kerala(inside india only).i have never flown overseas........
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Mar 09
India is such a huge country that I suspect that you can go a lifetime and not see it all. I'm glad to see that you didn't actually go to Hell! LOL.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
20 Mar 09
oh,i did tell him,i was experiencing hell right where i was and he was immediately apologetic.i was angry and was also joking.(he didnt know that).yup,there are many beautiful places in india.i havent seen half of them......
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
20 Mar 09
In December I flew to and from the Hawaiian Islands. It was a sad flight home. We were not ready to leave just yet.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Mar 09
You will just have to go back then Pots. I would love to visit Hawaii one day. I was brought up on "Hawaii-5-O"!
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Oh yes, we are constantly thinking about when our next trip out there will be. I remember watching Hawaii 5-0 as a kid. Jack Lord's mom lived in the little town I was living in at the time.
@ellie333 (21029)
20 Mar 09
Hi P1kef1sh, the last time I flew was November 2007 when I popped over to se my mum in Spain, I used to fly a lot more but now my son at school and the only time off is school holidays it is so expensive too then. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Mar 09
I meant to ask Ellie. Did she sell her house? I think that we will see an increase in the cost of "cheap" flights soon. That hasn't happened yet, but I suspect that more people will holiday at home thus reducing the requirement for so many flights and pushing the price up.
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@KATRINKA (1660)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I've never flown on a commercial airline, but my dad had a plane. It was an old Taylorcraft. He liked to do aerial photography, so sometimes he'd take the doors off the plane so he could get unobstructed pictures. Once I flew with him, and the doors were off. I gripped the seat and realized my seatbelt was torn off. I never flew again after that.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
That must have been scary. I have flown in helicopters without a seat belt. But in a light aircraft. Real daredevil stuff.
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@bubbletush (1334)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
The last flight I took was Manila-Boracay-Manila last September 2008. I remember that there was a typhoon that time but luckily I arrived to Boracay safely.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
25 Mar 09
Gosh. That was lucky. I'm pleased that you were OK.
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
25 Mar 09
I have flown many times. My children will be flying soon. They are traveling for Spring Break. I am planning to fly home soon. I enjoy flying.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
25 Mar 09
I don't mind the flying, but I wish that it didn't involve airports! Enjoy your trip.
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@earthsong (589)
• United States
21 Mar 09
I have never, ever been on a plane. I've been in a helicopter a couple of times, but I can't bring myself to fly on a plane.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Mar 09
I love flying in helicopters and it has been my good fortune to have flown in quite a few. Far better than a plane in my opinion - although noisier too.
@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
21 Mar 09
hi pike.the last flight i took was a few weeks ago from newcastle to the gold coast of Queensland.I wish it was international,but alas it was just interstate.we had a holiday.the cheap airfares we sometimes get are really good,it is a lot cheaper to fly than drive,so i am going to queensland in 2 weeks time to see a friend and it only cost me $60.00 return.you nrver know they may have a good special to the u.k and i might end up on your door step.cheers sue
@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Mar 09
You'd be very welcome Sue. When we were in Singapore I toyed with the idea of flying down to Perth. It was about $60 too. Maybe next time. But I'd still have to get across to you though. Have a great trip to your friend.
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@derek_a (10903)
21 Mar 09
Oh wow! You just made me think, that I haven't flown for about 10 years. We used to fly so regularly, 3-4 times a year visiting different countries and exploring them. We did it so much, that we thought we would take a break from it. Didn't think it would be this long though - Derek
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Mar 09
Life happens Derek. I used to fly very frequently, but don't miss it now that I'm not.
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@kbourgerie (8775)
• United States
21 Mar 09
The last time I flew was several years ago. I went home to see my children. I was so excited. Then I got in line to check in and I realized I actually had to get on a plane and I hadn't been on one in years. I froze and was terrified. When the plane took off, I literally gripped the arms of the seat. Of course, I got through it and the flight home was a lot less frightening.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Mar 09
I think that standing on the ground waiting for the flight is always more frightening than actually flying. I am not too fond of take-off. But everything else is fine. The great thing is that you got to see your children.
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@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
21 Mar 09
Hi p1kef1sh, Last time I took a flight was 1998 from USA back home here in the Philippines. I really miss riding on an airplane.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
21 Mar 09
I hope that you get another chance soon Margaux.
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@Elegant7 (142)
• United States
20 Mar 09
The last time I took a flight, it was to come home from Missouri. I remember that I had my first cup of Starbucks in months and couldn't stop talking to one of the other girls who was flying home that day as well. I also remember loading up my bag full of books and magazines to read on the flight back. Asides from all of that, I remember that I sat next to two young kids in the back of the plane. It wasn't the most pleasant flight that I've had, but I was happy to be headed home.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
20 Mar 09
Going home is (nearly) always good. That sounds like quite fun flight.
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