Dan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 4 Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3173 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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Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3156 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*
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3112 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.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12225 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3095 times:
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.
Kimmykun From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3061 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.
Jean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3055 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.
Tekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3019 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)
AOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1319 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2932 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.
Kevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2920 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.
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La Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2865 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.
BNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3194 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2829 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.