Silver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4538 posts, RR: 28 Posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1698 times:
Sorry in advance if you find this to be a ridiculous post, but I was just wondering who has unique superstitions when it comes to flying and if so, would you mind sharing some of them with us?
I ask this because today, I had to look up airfares to possibly switch my flight for this coming weekend for one day earlier than scheduled. After a while, I noticed I still had another browser window open to www.airdisaster.com because I was reading up on the UA 232 accident in Iowa since it was being discussed in another topic and I decided to research it a bit. Luckily, I did not end up booking a flight, otherwise I might be somewhat scared now for simultaneously booking a ticket for this weekend and browsing airline accidents.
Yeah, yeah stupid, I know...but you do see the connection right? LOL I have been known to be superstitious, and I'm just curious if others are the same, or possibly worse then I am.
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Itsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2765 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1655 times:
I don't know if I would call this superstitious but if I were to ever get a strong "feeling" about not taking a particular flight, I would have no qualms about paying the $100 fee to change tickets and take a different flight. I have a friend who was ticketed for AA flight 11 on 9/11/01. For reasons he still can't explain or understand to this date, he changed to an earlier flight.
Eric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1637 times:
too early in the morning. ah, no. the chances of something happening to you are way too small. if one really touches the outside of the plane should you not do that with your car as well, seeing the statistics says something is more likely to happen whilslt driving. or at home for that matter.
Flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6298 posts, RR: 6 Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1608 times:
Yea I know it is stupid but even when I become a pilot I will still try to touch the outside of the plane. I dont do it every flight. Like the one I had last night on ATA MDW-FLL. Also every flight I count how many seats to the nearest emergency exit.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
Kilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
I always board aircrafts with positive thinking only, as flying has become so familiar to me. So many people (ground, air..)working to make me fly. And I want to trust they are doing only quality work. Why should I keep some evil black cat in my mind ? Thanks God that I feel so relax and cheerful every time I take a plane !!
FutureUApilot From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 1365 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1496 times:
Well, you could say i'm superstitious. Most if it is just fun. When i fly with my friends i always look for things to get them nervous. For instance, Jim is sitting in the 13th row, or there are 292 passengers on board.
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5613 posts, RR: 54 Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
Dunno if u call this supersitious..but when i was flying on an AA MD80 ona charter flight i taxied by a parked plane and the reg of it was N911TW. reffering to 9/11 atacks i said i will NEVER get on that plane!! well....friday, im getting ready to board my AA MD80 flight to DFW. I peer over the reg number and my eyes go wide..sitting there is N911TW. I was very hestitant for good reasons NOT to board the flight. i thought it may be a sign or a warning......well i didnt want to caus emy cousin trouble and family by missing the lfight and screwing up the plans so i boarded and prayed for a good flight and hoped it was just a weird coincedence...nataurlyl im alive sinc eim typing..
Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
WakeTurbulence From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 18 Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1410 times:
It's so funny to read how many people touch the plane. I always have since I was very little and could walk on my own. Now, as I touch the top of the door frame I also peer between the crack in the Jetway so I can look at the rest of the a/c. When I touch the a/c I also like to look at all the rivets throughout the a/c. My dad also knocks twice on the outside as well.
CruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1386 times:
Its just nice to know that IM not the only freak who touches the aircraft as I board. I have been doing it for as long I as I can remember, and don't intend on ever stopping, despite the fact that I am going to become a pilot in the near future. All the statistics in the world don't make me feel quite as good as that little pat that is really my way of saying, "I love you, and think its amazing what you do every day. You are truly a majestic creation, and IM lucky to be traveling with you." Odd yes, but Im not alone!
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4 Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
Good god, I'm so glad I looked at this thread...I really had believed that I was the only one who touched the outside of the plane as I'm boarding!!! I sort of give it a quick friendly slap, mainly so it just looks like I'm steadying myself rather than going through a ritual - I may be weird for doing it, but I don't want the F/A at the door to know that...she might be cute
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