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I Love Being Delayed!  
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Whenever I am ready to board a flight, and there's a long delay, I actually enjoy it. When I was in JFK on the taxiway behind like 40 planes waiting at 4L for takeoff during severe thunderstorms at 11:50 PM, I loved every minute of it. Being delayed as an aviation enthusiast is really fun, it means valuable time for more pictures, more exploration time, etc. Who else enjoys being delayed!? I bet people would think I'm crazy when the read this!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Continental

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User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Don't know if you travel much, but as a regular traveller I loath delays. Usually I'm flying home and it's dark so even if I wanted to look at the planes I couldn't and all I want to do is get back to MEL and drive the 50kms to my house.

User currently offlineFlight Level From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

I don't like it. But, when I am, then I just go to an airline club.

User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

Not me, im not a delayed plane fan, i like to get going. What i love is long layovers.
DC-10's Forever



"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

When I was but a wee child, I also enjoyed delays. Now I want to get off the airplane and into the confines of home, hearth and dog. Add in the several times a month that my best friend is in town (she flies too much) and all I want is to be home. Speaking of which, I need to clean up the pizza boxes and beer cans. Must look somewhat domesticated by tomorrow night.


Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1240 times:

I figured everyone else would say that opposite! Oh well....


Continental


User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

I bet people would think I'm crazy when the read this!
Ha, thanks for the laugh  Smile. Maybe at http://www.eopinions.com they will think you are crazy but not here! I hate delays personally, but whatever, life sucks, deal with it  Smile


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5476 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

I like long layovers, but I don't like delays, especially when they don't let people off the plane. With the long layover, you get to look at planes and stuff, but you don't have to hassle with going to the gate and stuff and waiting on the plane; it can be a royal pain sometimes.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1214 times:

Maybe you should check out my post: "Longest Day Ever Flying"

I think then you would find out my answer, though I do like looking around at the airport at the planes when we are delayed, if I'm not stressed out!!!



Thanks and Gig Em!
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

If I'm on vacation and don't really need to get to my destination at a particular time then I don't mid delays all that much. I wouldn't say I LOVE them but it doesn't really bother me. The way I look at it... it's kinda like volunteering my seat to the airline for compensation on a fully booked flight. I'll wait for a couple of hours.

But if it's on a flight where I have to be home at a certain time, then delays are my worst enemy. In fact, I can't even stand a minute delay in that situation. Of course, in that case, I love it when we leave arrive early.



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 offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

I like delays to a certain point, when It doesn't matter (i.e. the return flight home) I could care less.... the closest I got to a cancelled flight was a time in MSP when I was about to miss a connection due to being on a 3 hour late flight from LGA (Hmmm, go figure) and we almost had to stay overnight in MSP (not too many MSP-SMF flights at 7:00PM), but there were so many connecting passengers on my flight, they held the plane for us.... I was kind of pissed that I couldnt see the town of Minneapolis for a night (we would have had to catch the 9:00 flight the next day).... The only thing I hate about delays is the whole hassle of "I can't go anyplace and get there ontime.... always a delay." usually, yeah, im with you.

User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

I like long layovers. I hate delays. With a layover I KNOW I have four hours to have fun. With a delay I need to stay near the gate in case they begin to board.

User currently offlineConcorde1518 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Staying by the gate doesn't bother me..... I could rest my eyes... or even better... stare at the plane or planes around my gate for hours on end... fine by me!

 Nuts


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

In case I don't have to catch my connecting flight at another airport or the delay doesn't cause me to miss my appointments, I don't care about "slight" (i.e. up to 2h) delays.
However, the times I thoroughly enjoy them are unfortunately over.
Although I always take my camera with me on business or leisure trips, I tend to stop over at the same airports over and over again, so the excitement of new and unknown movements I can capture during the delay has somehow diminished.





Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

you wanna fly transjet then if you like being delayed lol

LGW


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

Yeah, I like to be delayed too  Big thumbs up

Rgds
Frederic


User currently offlineRealHigh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

Continental, I thaught you forgot to drop the "De" in the 'layed' part of your thread.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6177 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 943 times:

I prefer a long layover over a long delay, not a huge fan of delays.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 894 times:

You mean I love getting laid!? Well, I already like being delayed, so being delayed, and then getting laid, is a day in heaven for me!

Continental
Oh yeah, I forgot, I also really like long layovers.


User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 857 times:

I like long layovers in certain airports. For example, I would not mind having a long layover in HNL someday. That is a great airport. ORD is no fun for an extended layover- there are not many places to go sit and look at airplanes. Plus it usually is a zoo. The worst place I have seen for a long layover is Taipei. The main waiting area is a windowless room with nothing but a postal counter in it. The woman behind the counter was asleep. You cannot see much aircraft movement from the gate areas either. I was disappointed.

Since I sit in coach almost always, long ground delays are usually no fun at all.


User currently offlineM.Seles_Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 824 times:

Whenever I fly I always try to get the earliest flight to the connecting city. That way I can walk around and look at the planes.

When I was coming back from Tech School in April I flew from Biloxi-ATL on Delta Connection. And I was going to fly on Delta Connection from ATL-CLE so I didn't have to switch terminals. I had like a couple hours until my flight left so I walked to the one end of C concourse (I believe) and watched the planes land and take off. It was great. A great site to see when you've been away at Basic Training and Tech School past the past 3 1/2 months.

Then my sister and I went to Rome this past December. we had a 5 hour lay over in Newark. She was annoyed but I wasn't. I like the hustle of the people in the airport. Of course our flight got delayed then I got annoyed because I wanted to leave. :p


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6289 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 779 times:

Delays always just mean broken working schedule, or almost as bad, lost free time. It's just plain miserable like lost baggage and all such bad things.

In addition it means staying unwillingly at one of the world's most uncomfortable places, a noisy airport transit hall. Most prisons are far more comfortable, and normally you will know when you get out of a prison.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineJgore From Argentina, joined Feb 2002, 550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 764 times:

I love dalays !!! even more when you get a Boucher for Dinner Free as a compensation!

jgore  Smile



User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 728 times:

Well, next time you are delayed at MSP, go to the smallest concourse I think it's called D, and there'll be an observation deck. You get a PERFECT view the runway!

Continental


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