Boeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2280 times:
Especially when no one is sitting next to you, do you feel at home on an airliner? I certainly do, it feels like you are away from everything and when you get served, it's just a place that you love. Sometimes, my flights are almost completely in the clouds and that makes me feel right at home on board a plane. So, do you feel at home while on an airplane?
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2225 times:
I'm always nervous during takeoff. For some reason, I'm a little afraid during takeoff. But once the plane is in the air, I feel right at home. I just sit and stare out the window and think. It's almost like meditation.
L1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1701 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2215 times:
I feel very much at home on an airliner, especially when I have a section of seats to myself, either the other seat in a pair or the other two seats in a set of three. When I am served, I can use two tray tables, so I don't feel so confined. Not having to share my space gives me a feeling of contentment that is unmatched in any other environment. It's too bad that planes are usually so full, and I don't get this feeling when I am crammed in next to people I don't know.
BDLsk8ter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2175 times:
To someone who's not "one of us" this would probably sound weird, but I really do. I'm only 5'1" so I don't have problems with leg room even on smaller, more cramped aircraft. I have yet to take a flight longer than BDL-MCO, about 2 1/2 hours, but I can't wait, because every time I've flown, I've literally enjoyed every second of the flight, except my first time when I was just terrified until we got up where I couldn't see the ground (go figure). But I even ended up enjoying that flight, I guess, because my grandfather says that when he asked me what my favorite things about Disney World were, I said Jungle Cruise, meeting Minnie Mouse, and the plane ride. (Please keep in mind I was only eight!)
Jrebel From Sweden, joined Aug 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2099 times:
Although I take a childish pleasure in the sensation of flying, being stuck in the same seat (no matter how comfortable) for 8+ hours is not my idea of fun. I can think of any number of ways I would prefer to pass that time.
Flying to me is a means of getting to my destination. The flights I enjoy are relatively short, in small aircraft, at low altitude and in good weather (so I can sit with my nose pressed to the window and watch the world go by).