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Old 11-29-2017, 08:46 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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What it's like to fly military? comparable to business class?


Oh yeah... a lot like business class
And QUIET
No waiting for ideal schedule....(or weather)
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:33 AM
 
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As I've gotten older, my passion for travel has only increased. I absolutely love exploring the country and the world with my wife and young daughter, and we plan vacations 6 months in advance so we almost always have something booked that we can look forward to. Although we certainly don't have the time or the money to be on the road all the time, we usually take 2 flying vacations per year, and I've probably been on 100 plus airplane rides in my lifetime.

In recent years, however, I feel like I'm becoming more and more of a nervous flier, to the point that turbulence really bothers me and I pretty much cannot fly without taking a mild sedative. Anyone else in the same boat? If so, do you have any advice? I try to fly on larger airplanes whenever possible, but I'm having a really hard time not getting nervous on planes.
I am not nervous about flying, but just hate everything associated with flying. I strongly prefer trains. I will take the train over first class flying.

I wish I could get to the airport, walk directly to the gate without interacting with anyone, then wait for 10 minutes and board the plane.
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:14 AM
 
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I prefer road travel. I will never fly again. I hate everything g associated with flying.
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:28 AM
 
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I prefer road travel. I will never fly again. I hate everything g associated with flying.
Why would you pass up 4oz of a soda, 6-8 pretzels or up to 15 peanuts or a biscoff cookie, after being patted down and waiting in a long line for a long time in a car. The 28-30" on legroom makes for a intimate setting too lol
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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I am not nervous about flying, but just hate everything associated with flying. I strongly prefer trains. I will take the train over first class flying.

I wish I could get to the airport, walk directly to the gate without interacting with anyone, then wait for 10 minutes and board the plane.
ME TOO! ME TOO!
When did airplane flying get so tedious? (Probably when so many people started doing it)
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Oh yeah... a lot like business class
And QUIET
No waiting for ideal schedule....(or weather)
Flying through a major storm must be scary,lol.
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Yes, I'm not a huge fan of flying so we go first class when we do long flights (Den-Mia or Den-Nyc)
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:54 AM
 
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As I've gotten older, my passion for travel has only increased. I absolutely love exploring the country and the world with my wife and young daughter, and we plan vacations 6 months in advance so we almost always have something booked that we can look forward to. Although we certainly don't have the time or the money to be on the road all the time, we usually take 2 flying vacations per year, and I've probably been on 100 plus airplane rides in my lifetime.

In recent years, however, I feel like I'm becoming more and more of a nervous flier, to the point that turbulence really bothers me and I pretty much cannot fly without taking a mild sedative. Anyone else in the same boat? If so, do you have any advice? I try to fly on larger airplanes whenever possible, but I'm having a really hard time not getting nervous on planes.
Flying doesn't make me nervous. I just find it extremely boring.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Flying doesn't make me nervous. I just find it extremely boring.
It is a GREAT time to catch up on sleep... an 18hr leg this weekend ought to help.

I often sleep from 'push-back to touch-down' on domestic flights. That is a good use of your time (so you are fresh when you arrive, and can burn the candle OUT before you depart!)
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:10 AM
 
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It is a GREAT time to catch up on sleep... an 18hr leg this weekend ought to help.

I often sleep from 'push-back to touch-down' on domestic flights. That is a good use of your time (so you are fresh when you arrive, and can burn the candle OUT before you depart!)
I can't fall asleep on planes. It's very uncomfortable for me... I'm 5'1" and tiiiiny and I still have a difficult time. I can't sleep if I'm not laying down. If I am lucky enough to have the entire row to myself I can lay across the seats no prob but that like never happens.
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