Up, Up and Away.
May 9, 2018 9:34am CST
Six things I dislike about airports and air travel - sometimes I wish that I could travel anywhere by car, train or ship. (1) You cannot get out of a plane in flight if you feel the urge to do so. Unless you plan to sky dive like the couple in the above photo. (2) After packing my belongings neatly in my suitcase, I hate having them tumbled about and searched . (3) I really dislike filling out forms at airports. (4) I think the meals are awful. (5) Two hours into a flight I feel stuffy and stifled -- someone did say a plane is like an air- conditioned coffin. (6) I hate missing a flight and the experience of lost luggage. One Christmas I missed my flight home and was forced to spend Christmas day in a hotel. I would say the best thing I like about flying is that moment when the plane gathers speed , leaves the runway and takes off into the skies - up, up and away. What do you like and dislike about air travel? Any memorable experiences?
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I love flying, but no, I would never jump out of a plane. The only thing that scares me is a possible crash. There was a time when we connected a flight in Tucson and I had a strange feeling about the flight. The next day I found out the flight we were on had a near miss with another aircraft. That's scary.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
@Kandae11 I happened to hear the report about the plane the next day and when I asked my husband about it, he said it was the same plane we had arrived in Chicago on. We had traveled from San Diego to Chicago with a short layover in Tucson. I had that feeling when I boarded in San Diego, and worried about it the whole flight to Chicago. I was happy to hear the plane avoided an accident.
• United States
@Kandae11 We were asked to board a later flight due to overbooking or something like that. The airline did provide free dinner for my husband and me, 2 tickets to anywhere in the USA for future use, and first class accommodations on the next flight. I would have rather taken the scheduled flight, but the perks were nice.
Well on long flights I feel as if my body becomes very stiff. Also sometimes you have to hold your bladder as the washroom might night be free. Also, even on some good planes, a bit of turbulence makes me feel a bit sick. There was a plane where I felt so sick that I during stopover at an airport I had a bit of vomit. Yet I do like the ability to travel long distances national or internationally a lot.
I dislike airports and air travels for all the same reasons. I hated the 12 hours long flight from France to Los Angeles, not to count the two hours you have to be at the airport before the flight. I agree that a plane is an air conditioned coffin.
@Kandae11 that is good. the first and last time that i rode on a ship was when we had our rural health practice program (post-nursing) in an island here in 1981. incidentally, i posted a birthday greeting for a colleague and i attached a picture of the 4 of us and the navy men we befriended.