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Know Anyone Who Has Never Flown...  
User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6544 times:

Anyone in here know anyone who has never flown? Whats there reasoning? Whenever I hear this from people I am always stunned..

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User currently offlineORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6522 times:

I don't know anybody who hasn't ever flown, but I do know a few people who don't like to fly unless they absolutely have to because they have a fear of flying. As much as I try to explain the safety of air travel to them, some people just won't buy into the fact that air travel is much safer than car travel.
There are some celebrities who won't fly. John Madden absolutely refuses to fly ever...he has a private bus that he takes to all the football games, and he won't go along with the crew to Honolulu each year for the probowl.


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6477 times:

My grandmother has never flown before. My aunt offered her a paid BusinessFirst ticket to fly to England with her next week and she turned it down. She has even refused to come and see me in Arizona for my graduation.

User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7747 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6441 times:

Isn't there one of the stars who won't fly.

I can't remember if it is Bruce Willis or Stallone someone like that.


User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6409 times:

BENNETT123, john madden,bob newhart for starters......also my neighbor will not fly as her brother was on the NWA flt back in the late 80s DTW-PHX-SNA that went down in dtw.....


bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17108 posts, RR: 66
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6404 times:

also my neighbor will not fly as her brother was on the NWA flt back in the late 80s DTW-PHX-SNA that went down in dtw.....

Would it be cruel to ask her why she keeps getting in cars despite the fact that she probably knows someone who has been in a car accident?



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6379 times:

I don't know what "there" reasoning is...

Anyway, my best friend's gf has never flown. She came from a poor family, at the moment doesn't need to go anywhere and I guess that's the reason why she doesn't have any flights racked up yet.



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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17108 posts, RR: 66
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6361 times:

Having had periods where I have been a nervous flier, I can tell you that it's not a rational thing. I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of nervous fliers are fully aware that it's perfectly safe. But the hindbrain thinks otherwise  Big grin

Fear of flying has never stopped me from flying, but I have been known to do relaxation breathing during turbulence. Yes, I know it's perfectly safe.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1817 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6361 times:

The "Dear Leader" of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, never flies.

He goes everywhere in a special train, wiht a special carriage for his concubines and his supply of Joseph Guy cognac.



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8464 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6348 times:

Some of my friends have never flown. Mainly because they've never had the need or opportunity to fly anywhere.

User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6334 times:

Many people in Colombia. Like one of my maids, she hasnt flown yet, the other has taken 4 roundtrips in her whole life.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17108 posts, RR: 66
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6330 times:

The "Dear Leader" of North Korea, Kim Jong Il, never flies.

Isn't he the "Beloved Leader"? I want to make sure I suck up correctly Big grin



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6301 times:

I was afraid to fly and yet, loved "Airplane." That may be why. However, the chance to go to California was too great to pass up. My friend, that I was going out to see, was actually surprised that I got on the plane! So much for faith. While there can be parts I don't like I now enjoy flying. I'll fatten up my WorldPerks account again this weekend. Now I just have to lick my fears about driving highways in unknown places.

User currently offlineChristian From Sweden, joined Oct 1999, 348 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6300 times:

"Isn't there one of the stars who won't fly."

Dennis Bergkamp in Arsenal, is feared of flying.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6299 times:

Most people I've known who have never flown fall in either one or both of the following categories:

1. They have a fear of flying. (my friend's wife falls in this one)

2. They have not been able to afford to go on a trip... even a short one. (sure one can get a cheap airfare but one still has to spend money upon leaving home)



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6299 times:

I have an uncle, 69 yrs old living in Buffalo, NY who has never ever step aboard an aircraft in his entire life. In fact, he has never even been west of the Mississippi river in his lifetime. He goes anywhere & everywhere (if you can it that) strictly by car. He's just a homebody. Regards.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11686 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6284 times:

One of my best friends has never flown yet, although he should be accompanying me to Switzerland with one of the LCC's early next year. He's just never had the need to go anywhere before. The further you get from major cities the more people you find who have never left their county let alone flown somewhere, or in universal terms not been more than 50 miles from home and taken their honeymoon in the pub down the road.


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User currently offlineAGrayson514 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6277 times:

...there are lots of people who could never afford to do it...

Fortunately, this is quickly changing, thanks to LCC's  Smile/happy/getting dizzy .



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[Edited 2004-09-23 01:51:24]


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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 758 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6264 times:
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I had a taxi driver one time from the Tyler TX airport into town. She spent the whole drive proudly telling me that Texas is the best place in the world, that she'd never been out of Texas and never wanted to be, wasn't about to fly anywhere. I was just thinking to myself, "Lady, there's a great big world out there...too bad you're gonna miss it."


Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
User currently offlineSIunitsrule From Panama, joined Jul 2004, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

There are literally billions of people that do not earn more than two or three dollars per day. Some live in remote places were the nearest telephone is a payphone miles away (I've been to such places). Many of them go every once in a while by bus to the nearby civilized town (the bigger town in the area), but some cannot even afford that.
It's sad that so many people cannot possibly afford it.



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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6254 times:

There's really nothing to be stunned about... some people are just afraid of flying, no matter how much convincing they receive or how much proof they see. Just think of your worse fear and have an aficionado try to convince you that everything wil be ok... just try it once. I'll be like, "Hell no!"

Such is the case with someone who I work with. She refuses to fly for whatever reason so she takes boats and cruises almost everywhere she goes. Obviously, her list if places becomes somewhat limited but hey, it works for her.



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineA319114 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 541 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6251 times:

My grandad and a very good friend of mine have never flown.

I think flying in the US is more common than in Europe.



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