Andersjt From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2279 times:
For him it is just way to get there and he hates it, yet the only way I get to fly alone is by making up trips to visit family. Of course, when we do travel together, he doesn't mind the first class seats I pay for and being able to wait in the Red Carpet Club, but he doesn't see why I get so excited.
I'll wait until he does something to upset me (which is often), then tell him of my September trip through every United domestic hub "for fun."
Oh how I long for the day when the skies were truly Friendly!
Vermeer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2259 times:
Sounds incredibly familiar....
he hates flying, oh if he does!
Generally in the age before me he slept his ways through each and every segment. Since I cam onboard, he cannot. I have to point out every single thing out both on board and at the airport.
Again, to him is inifluential if I upgrade him to business class so that we can fly together ( but he had time to complain that his seat was broken AND I was sitting on his eyeshades). That was the time I made him cry telling him that the plane was flying too low...ahem...
He does not understand HOW I know most of the gate agents, lounge agents and some of the crews; basically I park him in the lounge with the New Yorker and a drink and he is happy and oblivious of the surroundings.
Now he knows my excitement and he calls me from the plane ( what are you flying?" I ask, "I don't know". " Do you see two engines or three?" "I can't see them", "Ok, is the seating two one two, two two two or two three two?" with me trying to guess which type of plane he is on) and he remebers to take amenity kits and menus. he is not even that surprised anymore when one third of my holiday pictures are plane pictures.
When we have a fight his token of peace comes in the form of " do you want me to take you to the airport to see some planes?"
We still have no agreement about WHERE in the living room I can put my row of 4 economy class seats I bought from Lufthansa though....
I am currently trying to make him fly to Namibia from New York via a couple of hubs instead of taking the direct to Jo'burg, that is going to be a tough one.
Next time you do a United domestic run, I WANT TO JOIN.
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
I'm so burned out on flying that I Just want to get there now too...
also, what is wrong with packing the day of? I tend to show up 30 minutes before departure anyway (non-rev or positive space)...
Btw, none of my friends really complain about non-reving with me... one friend flew Long Beach - JFK - FLL with me and really didn't flinch when he found out we had to spend an extra 4 hours in the air to get home from california
Twfirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2159 times:
It's an ongoing issue. I love travel, he loves being there.
SAME WITH US.
I love to get to airports early, he will get there last minute and rush on the jetway at the last minute.
WE BOTH LOVE GETTING TO THE AIRPORT EARLY, BUT FOR DIFFERENT REASONS (i.e., I love being at the airport, he just doesn't want to be stressed out and have plenty of time).
I love connecting flights, he insists on nonstop.
SAME WITH US.
I pack the night before, he packs in the morning (usually making us late to the airport!)
ACTUALLY, THE OPPOSITE WITH US (A FAULT OF MINE).
Aviation energizes me. It saps the energy from him!
SAME WITH US.
Jumbolino From Germany, joined Mar 2001, 490 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
sounds pretty like my husband
he says its a way to go from A to B and if possible without connection, don't spend too much time at the airport ....
Well, I love him, too, but it would be much more nicer if he would love flying around like I do ...
Ntspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1956 times:
It's not that my girlfriend doesn't like to fly, it's simply that she grew up in a railroad family, and since Amtrak has always been teetering on the brink of non-existence, she's used to, and was raised to think that, if you're not leaving North America, there's no reason you can't drive. Or, even better, take the train.
Convincing her to take short hops, such as PIT-ORD, was really interesting the first couple of times. But, I finally got her convinced that it beats the 7 hour or so drive or the even longer train ride.
United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?