Do you talk to people you meet on Air planes?

United States
March 17, 2007 2:55pm CST
I do it all the time. I have even made life long friends from this 1st meeting
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
17 Mar 07
i do this all the time. On our flight to New York i got talking to a lovely couple and all our kids got on together too it made the flight literally fly by, blessed be
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• United States
17 Mar 07
I met a lady on a flight from Los Angles to Orlando. She wasn't even going to be on the flight. She sat between my husband and I. I had just found out we were going to be 1st time Grandparents. I was not sure if I was happy about it. She turned out to be an expert http://www.essentialgrandparent.com/aboutcarson.html We have become very good friends. I now have 5 grandson and she is including one of my stories in her new book! It is nice when something like that happens
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
17 Mar 07
ohhhh what a lovely event, yeas its wonderful when something like that happens
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I'm usually preoccupied on a plane. I've had some horrid conversations... like two old ladies from Texas - one wanted to give me a bible (Im already Catholic) and she wanted to do bible study with me on a plane, the other tried to give me the phone number of her grandson, because we'd make a great couple and I should date him. Sigh. I usually sleep on a plane and it keeps me from having to have conversations like that.
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@AmbiePam (46329)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I don't fly often, but when I do, I talk to people. I sometimes iniate the conversation. This drove my sister nuts one time when we were flying. She kept telling me I was talking too much. This from a girl who can talk your leg off, who is telling a girl who was known to be extremely shy. I think the excitement I feel when I know I'm going somewhere, opens up my usually silent means of communication.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
17 Mar 07
i am not very good at small talk. At least not with people I do not know, and that I will probably never meet again. I am quite shy. Whenever i have travelled alone I bring a book so that people are less likely to start talking to me.If I travel with someone I'll let them sit next to anyone we do not know. Mt partner loves to tralk to strangers, and I am more than happy to let him so that I do not have to :-)
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• Ireland
17 Mar 07
I kissed the Blarney Stone when I was very young and since then I have had the gift of the gab (I talk too much). I talk to just about everybody whether on airplanes, in the street or in the supermarkets. I even talk to people on the buses. When I go to the city and talk to people in the shops they look at me as if I had two heads as they are not as friendly as country folk.
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@joyce959 (1563)
• Philippines
17 Mar 07
Well, I talk sometimes and it depends. Usually it is the one seated beside us in the plane that we can talk to. Usually I would ask for some information. If I can sense that the person is amiable and willing to talk, then I continue talking, if not, I prefer to remain silent and take a nap.
@wildhorse (1293)
• Egypt
21 Mar 07
Usually no, unless someone start talking first and i find them nice, you can meet all kind of creepy people on long rides either airplanes or trains and buses.. I prefer to be cautious about it..
• United States
20 Mar 07
Sometimes I do... I don't make good friends, but every now and then you get to know someone who you might not have interacted with. A lot of times, I'll have my laptop or my iPod or some kind of entertainment with me. There was one time when I had a movie playing on my laptop and the person sitting next to me had never seen it, so I shared with her and we watched it together. I like to talk to people, so it really depends. I am still a little shy so it will usually have to be another persons tarting a discussion with me, though.
@ginny36 (267)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Usually, I just read on planes. I'm one of those people who gets very nervous flying, so I try to have a book on hand that will let me sort of lose myself and forget the fact that I'm on a plane! I just flew to a conference last week, though, and the passenger sitting next to me started up a conversation about my book. We ended up talking for a while. She was a frequent flyer and really comfortable with being in the air, and her demeanor put me at ease. So maybe I should stop reading and start talking more : ).