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Its Been One Year Since Ive Flown  
User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

Well just as the topic says it has been one year since ive flown. I miss it alot, i wish i could afford it but in these times i can not. See Trip report http://airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/29840/6/. But i miss it and hope i will be able to fly again soon. But i wonder if anyone else has not flown in a long time like me?


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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

I haven't flown in quite a long time (on an airliner) either. Although, unlike you, I don't miss it. Have two trips coming up this summer on them and am not really looking forward to them. Long layovers, lots of connections, and I have to deal with all that TSA stuff. *sigh*

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

My last flight was an unexpected return to the UK with an illness when on tour with a sports team in Spain.

Before that my last flight was December, so not really that long. But I did go through two long periods (1989-1994 and 1994-1998) where I did not fly at all.

Next flight is in a months time to Keflavik with Icelandair from Heathrow which I am really looking forward to  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

I've got you just considerably beat. The last flight I took was Memorial Day weekend 2001. I won;t fly, not becuse I don't want to, or can't afford it. I am making a conscious and deliberate decision not to because I don't want to be treated like a criminal for coming near an airport. I have started numerous discussions on this matter. So if you want to read my opinions in greater detail do an author post by me under this board.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12103 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 2913 times:
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Presently I am not flying as much as I use to, tho I expect that to change real soon, and I am looking forward to it. Yes it is a hassle and lets face it more than a few employees act towards you like, they could care that you showed up for a flight with there air carrier. It must be the thrill of actually flying that I enjoy.

You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

Last flew about 28 days ago.... on a MD-11!!

User currently offlineKimmykun From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

Looks like I won't be able to fly again till October either. I was going to in July to visit a friend in Orlando (I was planning on going on Pan Am 3, even), but something came up and the money was needed so, you know. Oh, well.

User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

I last flew (one way YYZ-YUL on AC Tango) Jan. 6, 2002. Love the experience and dont' mind airport hassles at all. I like the airport environment, even when busy and congested. But with the relatively high fares and VERY high taxes up here, I can't afford it! However I did take a 20 min. sightseeing flight on a BT-67 (DC-3 t-prop conversion) last summer at the Canadian Aviation Expo, and I'll prolly take a sightseeing flight in the adirondacks this summer. As for my next airline flight... none in the foreseeablt future.  Sad

Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

I last flew in March to Egypt and Lebanon.

I usually fly about twice a year. Sometimes three times a year, but not more.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

I miss it!

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

I'm with Matt D on this one. If at all possibly, I'll fly myself there. Light twins will get you there just as fast as an airliner in a lot of cases anyways.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

My last flight was on the 8th of March, 2003. My next flight will be on the 21st of June, 2003. I will be flying FL on 2 717s. GPT-ATL-GPT

I hope you get to fly soon. I should be on at least 2 more 717s in July, but I am supposed to make two trips in July.

User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Flying isn't that much of a hassle at all.

What's the big deal?

1) Check in
2) Bring checked bag(s) to X-Ray (or have TSA agent use mobile device to do the same thing like at ORD T3)
3) Go through security (not much of a hassle)
4) Arrive at gate
5) Get on plane
6) Get off plane
7) Leave airport (or make connection)


User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

About two months ago, AE ERJ135. I've been notified that my travel benefits have been extended from 90 days to 2 years!  Smile

User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

pffff, amateurs.......I haven't flown since 2000.

User currently offlineD-AIGW From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2001, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

I flew to Paris on LH in June 2001 for the Paris Air Show. Had my first flight on the CRJ, never again. I liked the A340 though.

Too bad I don't have the time to go there for the show this year.

User currently offlineAOMlover From France, joined Jul 2001, 1305 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Like you I don't fly very often. but when I miss flying, I book a roundtrip flight with a low cost carrier at the lowest cost !
Example: In February 2002, i flew from Nice to Geneva with easyJet, and back to NCE the same day. I don't remember how much it costed exactly, I just remember it was the lowest price available on this destination.
Then, last December, I booked a roundtrip flight from Toulon to Paris with AirLib Express, it was very cheap too.

[Edited 2003-06-03 09:19:09]

User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Come on, its not that bad. MattD you shouldn't deprive yourself of something you like for fear of being treated like a criminal. They treat us crew exactly like anyone else (except we can cut in the security line). I get searched all the time. You just have to get used to people feeling you up and going through your bags. It's really not that bad when you accept it. It's not that different from flying before 9/11. You'll probably even recognize some of the same ghetto-ass screeners, although now their uniforms say "TSA" instead of "Argenbright".

Flying is can be a lot of fun. Go ahead everybody, book a flight somewhere.

"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Last commercial flight : ORY-LYS on an Air France by Brit Air F100, 2 days ago, landing in the jumpseat, off course.

Last non commercial flight : LFLE-LFLE yesterday night on a Robin DR221 (front left seat off course), was quickly stopped after we saw a Cb heading to us !


User currently offlineBrusselsSouth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 628 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

Last flight : December 2002.
Next flight : this Saturday ! I'll fly CRL-STN-TSF, then TSF-CRL next Tuesday.

I usually fly between 1 and 3 times / year. The more I fly, the quickest I miss it !


User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

I first flew when I was almost 5 years old.
Then, I passed two long periods without flying. The first one, 4 years. The second one, also 4 years.
After that, I tried to fly at least once a year. And when I became economically independent, I managed to fly a lot each year, either on business or pleasure, and keep it that way.
Last time I flew was 3 weeks ago. BCN-MAN-PHL-DTW-ATL.
Next time, it will be on Aug. 1st. Don't know yet what routing, although it will be back over the Atlantic.

Tango Tango Fox
User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

I got you all beat.
My last flight was Jan 5, 1988.

Top that.

An optimist robs himself of the joy of being pleasantly surprised
User currently offlineKj76 From Finland, joined Aug 2001, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

Dude try to get yourself back in the air...

Hope you will fly soon!

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

With this kind of survey there is always someone that will beat the thread starter. Hmmmm... you must have been here the longest and yet haven't flown on a plane in the longest time. Surely you haven't had to wait 15 years for a cheap flight, cheap flights are not that rare.

My last flight May 11 2003

Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Its coming up on a year since I have flown. June 10 will be the anniversary.

25 Clrd2go : July 16, 02 for me..flew MHT-CLT-FPO (Freeport, Bahamas) FPO-LGA-MHT. In a couple of weeks it will be BOS-PHL-NAS (Nassau, Bahamas) NAS-CLT-BOS. Flyi
26 Sushka : The last time I flew on an airliner was May 15 of this year. Next time will be in July I hope. But until I was 8 I only flew about four times.
27 Post contains images Airbus Lover : My next flight is less than 8 hours away... But again, on MH B734s but oh well...
28 Sleekjet : Well, I need to fly soon. I've got 2 free Delta round-trips that expire on 11-30-03. My wife and I can't really afford a vacation this summer, so I th
29 BDRules : I last flew on April 6th from BRU-EMA with bmibaby and i fly again on Saturday morning on bmi/BD from LHR-LIN on F100 and then back on Monday LIN-LHR
30 Post contains images Samurai 777 : I haven't flown since December 2002, when I flew YQU(Grande Prairie, AB)-YEG-YVR on the 19th and returned the same way on the 22nd on AC Jazz and Zip.
31 Post contains images SEA nw DC10 : Treated like a criminal if you come near the airport? That's why you don't fly? Security is up because of what happened on 9'11. If you can't come to
32 Matt D : Treated like a criminal if you come near the airport? That's why you don't fly? Security is up because of what happened on 9'11. If you can't come to
33 Dan2002 : Hey , thx guys, at least i am not alone!
34 UN_B732 : Last time I flew was twenty-something days ago on jetBlue BTV-JFK-BTV you will see my trip report on the forum. I had a period of about 6 months witho
35 Kevi747 : MattD, Are you upset because they go through your stuff when you go through security? Or is the credit checks and other stuff. Again, it's really not
36 Hmmmm... : All my traveling was done as a kid and teenager and as such, I had little say in the matter. As an adult, however, I've had no occasion to travel. It'
37 BWIA 772 : Well my big summer is just about to blow through the windo. So my 777 trip may be put on hold indefenitely. I did the 343 on short haul and that was
38 PROSA : My last trip was in late October 2002, JFK-LGB-OAK-JFK on B6. I'm scheduled to go JFK-MCO-JFK on DL this coming August, however it's possible I might
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