how was your first flight?

@Ritchelle (3797)
Philippines
March 25, 2009 7:30am CST
mine was about to go down in history as the most stupid thing i've ever done. first, i lied to my parents and told them that a colleague was going with me on that plane. second, i had an ankle sprain that time and third which worsened the fact that i had an ankle sprain was i was dropped off at the wrong airport. oh, not to forget that it rained. so: first time on a plane with an anke sprain when i was dropped off at the wrong airport and suffered my first turbulence all happened first and foremost through lying to my parents.
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@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
25 Mar 09
And Let that be a lesson to You! That sounds like you managed to tick off almost the entire checklist of "what could go wrong,did go wrong.." You don't mention if your luggage ended up at another airport too?...but at least you managed to keep pilot's rule #1.."Always ensure your number of takeoffs equal your number of landings.." hope the experience hasn't put you off a second flight...!
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
i knew something was wrong or at least missing with my recollection. i forgot to tell you about the luggage. well, it didn't get lost but i have to drag it behind me lost in another airport, alone, sprained ankle and all. thanks for reminding me. the checklist is now complete. :)
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
29 Mar 09
So many things can go wrong when going on a flight before you even get on the plane..Did You Leave the Oven on at home? What about the pets left behind? will they be ok? Did You bring the passport? Is it still Valid? are you going to be delayed in traffic getting to the (Correct!) Airport? is the flight delayed?(or cancelled..or overbooked..)Can you get through security without having something confiscated from you that's intended for someone at yor destination? no wonder flying is considerd stressful.. Thank You for Best Response!
@icegermany (2524)
• India
26 Mar 09
its very sad and i can understand what you are trying to tell, hope your next flight would be more better and good. my first flight was nice but i had left my three month old son with my mom and i had travelled along with my hubby for a week and so i had a bad feeling of missing my son and i was always worried about him and hence this was a difficulty for me and all other things were fine but travelling by air is a real good fun.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
i can only imagine how hard it is to leave your son. i also experienced that and i felt like i was going to go crazy. it breaks your heart to that point. it also made me think whether my work, then, was worth it.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
25 Mar 09
oh gosh I'm sorry your first experience was so awful! But at least nothing horrible happened with the plane. My first flying experience was when I went to Disney World with my family. Overall it went well. I remember the flight attendants paying a lot of attention to my sister and I and we both got pins and certificates for it being our first flight! It was really fun.
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• United States
26 Mar 09
My first flight was also to Disney World . I was 5 years old, I don't really remember much of it. I do remember getting a pin also. Since I don't really remember it I am pretty sure it was just fine and dandy. Since then I have flown at least 50+ more times and cannot say that all of have been pleasant experiences. Especially my last flight this Jan...what a horrible one that was.
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• United States
25 Mar 09
My first airplane flight was by myself in the mid 1970's. It was all due to my parents. They were going to vacation across the country in California. My dad did not believe in stopping for almost anything. Going to Florida with them one time made me car sick, and it takes a lot to get me car sick. I am still amazed that I took the trip by myself. I said a prayer something like asking God to help me not be afraid and that it would be an enjoyable safe trip. As the plane took off from the runway, I was enthralled with the motion, size, and feeling of lift. I peered out the window as everything became very small quickly. All the hustle and bustle of cars, people, and life became obscured by the expanse of the sky and land and water below. I have never felt so free. I was almost disappointed to land but relieved that we were still in one piece. While one should not lie, maybe the flight was a problem because of planning. I have had travels like the one you described; and sometimes, no matter what you do, you will have an experience that is quite surprising. I hope you will not give up on traveling.
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@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
yes, you're right about the planning of my first flight. i mean, i lied to my parents and that's not a good start. it would be more of a miracle if it turned out so perfect, so enjoyable, so karma free...
• Philippines
14 Apr 09
i was very excited for my first flight. i was two hours early in the airport and my friends were laughing at me for being so excited. i chose the seat nearest the window and when we took off, i was able to observe the plane and i thought it seems so hard to lift the big plane, it was flying on its side very slowly. then i can see the clouds and the land below. very nice sight. the worst part is landing. i hate what it does to your ears, very painful. and the length of time waiting for the luggage. but i love flying and i hope i will be flying again soon =)
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@myralmedo (815)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
hihi whatta story mine was 20 years ago LOL am 4 years old then and i just remember that it was my first flight i can't recall what exactly had happened but am great that at that age i rode on an airplane hihi but my son break the record he was 8 months then happy myLotting! Godabless!0=)
@subha12 (18462)
• India
26 Mar 09
It was when i was in school. we were going to the city where my dad was posted at that time. our flight was cancelled. We were put up in a five star hotel by the airline that day and provided great food.
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• China
26 Mar 09
My first flight was in the beginning of this year.I went home from Kunming to Beijing with my classmates.I was so excited in the plane.The plane was quite steady and i even didn't feel its taking off and landing.It took me more than three hours from kunming to Beijing.I felt very hot in the plane which made me uncomfortable
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@Alex18 (170)
• United States
26 Mar 09
The first time i flew was when I was 4 years old. We(my family) went to disney world, my brother was only 2 at the time, so he flew at an even younger age than i did. I didnt know very much at the time so I didnt really have any problems with flying. Now it doesnt even bother me, I've flown so many times im just use to everything now. Some big turbulence still gets me, but other than that, everything is ok.
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
***that was really horrible for a first time flight experience!
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• China
26 Mar 09
my first flingt was very interesting ,then i went to beijing all by myself i went to gradute university by subway ,that was the first time i took it ,but now i do not take it frequently
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• Philippines
26 Mar 09
Its very excited when my first flight to manila at that time im only 10 years old, and its the first time that i travel with my cousin only, becuase becuase most of hour travel i was with may parent.
• United States
26 Mar 09
Oh, I am sorry about your horrible flight experience. At least it gives you something to talk about . I can't say much about my first flight experience, because I was really young and do not remember. We use to fly at least once a year to visit family on the other side of the U.S. Sometimes we would drive, but we would also fly when we didn't have the time to fly. So, I was too young to remember when I first went. At least yours is memorable .
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@seow227 (31)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 09
this was an unforgotten life experience. My 1st flight is just a simple flight from my home town Penang to Langkawi Island. It took only 45 minutes. I m so scare during landing and even close up my eye ^^.
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• Philippines
26 Mar 09
This reminds me of my sister who traveled to Cebu for the first time. She went there without the permission of my parents and rode a boat. The weather was a bit stormy and the boat they were riding almost capsized. She was so worried because my parents thought that she was just went to the next city. that was her price of not telling the truth.
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Mar 09
hi ritchelle ..yeah sure it was a disaster for you..my experienced of my first flight was really not that bad...during the flight ive got cold, sweating hands during the duration of the flight..luckily i had my hubby with me and in the end after the touch down i feel relived and enjoy it..
@maximax8 (27048)
25 Mar 09
I am sorry to hear that you had an awful experience the first flight you did due to your sprained ankle and that you lied to your parents. The first time I flew on a plane was when I was 14 years old. I was with my mum and we flew from London to Athens. The flight took around three and a half hours. I liked taking off and seeing the view but just before landing I got severe ear pain. Luckily ten years ago a friend gave me a pair of ear planes, plastic screw like things that go in my ears. They stop me getting any pain. The first time I flew alone was to Finland when I was 18 years old.
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