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   Posted 11/28/2008 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
There is something that I have never done and that is fly on an airplane.  I never had the need to.  Now it has gotten to the point that I am afraid to.
How many of you have flown?  And was it scarey to you?  Tell me about it so I know what to expect if I ever have to fly.
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   Posted 11/29/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
a plane is just basically a big bus in the sky. i get scared of take offs and landings, also of turbulence. other than that if the flight is smooth it isnt scary at all. it could be a bit cramped, depending on the aircraft. you're basically two inches from somebody, so that might be a bother, specially on long flights. ive had to fly for over 13 hours to go to the philippines, so if you dont like your neighbor, well you have no choice. sometimes though when youre flying alone you can get bumped up to first class, which is nice and pampering.

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   Posted 11/29/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   

I have flown so many times I couldn't even count them.  Don't like take off, don't like turbulence.  Most flights have been pretty routine.  Had one bad incident flying home from Hong Kong.  An engine caught fire and the pilot had to dump all the fuel and we made an emergency landing in Anchorage in a 747 where the runway wasn't long enough but we made it.  Had to spend the whole day in Anchorage so they could get another 747 and crew up there.  Not much to do in that city at the time. Also flew to Japan which took 22 hrs because they had to circle because of so much air traffic.  Had to land at an Army base and it was Saturday and the person who could authorize refueling the plane wasn't there so we waited for hours until they could find someone to authorize the fuel.  Trust me there is NOTHING to do on an army base in the middle of nowhere.


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   Posted 11/29/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
These stories are scaring me, I could not imagine being on a plane for 22 hours, too clostraphobic.LOL...

But I guess if you are use to it, it wouldn't be all that bad. But I think I will keep my feet on the ground.

You guys have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/29/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   


Flying is fun, I love the adventure of each new airport and the gambling that my luggage arrived with me.

I did not receive my luggage twice but it was delivered right to my front door with in 8 hours.

I have gotten so good at this that I sit down, take a Valium and relax into my seat.  I have frequently dosed off before we even left the gate and wake up in the sky.  I am not a chatterer on planes and just keep my eyes closed and dream of warm sandy beaches with the sand be tween my toes and the sunshine on my face.

This is my private time, I paid for this seat and I want peace.  You see up in that sky I am closer to my angel.

I imagine "Him" playing among the clouds.

God Bless




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   Posted 11/29/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't flown in a number of years.  I flew a lot in my younger days.  I enjoyed the experience and met some very interesting people.  One of the last times I was on a small plane and felt like I would get claustrophobic so I struck up a conversation with the lady across the isle from me.  It really helped. 
It is also a good time for some quiet time. 
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