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Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 3:41 am

Hi,

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?

Rgds,

B744
 
cba
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 4:04 am

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.
 
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 4:06 am

I've gotten used to the fact now that riding in a plane is safer than walking across the street.  

Take-off is the most dangerous part of the flight, but the best too!

Rgds,

B744
 
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 4:10 am

It's fun and frightening at the same time, especially when you're in a rocket like the 757.
 
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 4:30 am

I usually feel at home on a 3 hour plus flight, because you normally have time to recline a little bit and take a nap or go to sleep.
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 4:30 am

I never feel at home on a plane.....it's an irrelevant comparison.

Do I feel "comfortable" while in flight ?

Yes...no question about that.
 
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 4:31 am

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.

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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 5:57 am

I felt more like being in a five star hotel, almost as good as home.


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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 7:22 am

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!)
 
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 8:08 am

I feel particularly at home in aircraft on long flights; the cabin, along with audio entertainment, seems to become a world unto its own.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
 
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 11:42 am

yep...if im not in a plane...i want to be! 
 
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 12:33 pm

I definitly do!

Sometimes, though, the flights get to be SO dull and SO boring that all I want is to land quickly. You can only look at SO much high desert from SMF to DEN!

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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Wed Sep 06, 2000 5:47 pm

You bet I do.  
 
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Thu Sep 07, 2000 8:01 am

After almost 1.5 million miles on assorted airliners, they begin to feel like home anyway!  
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
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RE: Do You Feel At Home On An Airliner?

Thu Sep 07, 2000 12:13 pm

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).

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