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Old 06-05-2019, 09:19 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I'm not a fan but I love traveling so I suck it up.
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Old 06-06-2019, 12:40 AM
 
Location: On the road
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I enjoy it. But I typically have more patience and a higher tolerance level than most people. What I hate is driving long distance. I'd much rather fly for an hour than drive for five.
Me too.

It comes with some negatives but is still an adventure.
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:12 AM
 
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Flying commercially these days isn't that enjoyable. But flying in a glider or a small airplane can still be fun if one has the opportunity to do so.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Flew first to Hawaii a couple of years ago.
You get your own self-contained cube area and your seat reclines to sleeping position.
Games, movies, endless food/booze.

What could have been 8 hours of torture wound up feeling too short bc I was relaxed and having fun.
Makes the flight seem like part of the vacation instead of the anesthesia-bereft colonoscopy it normally is.

Now I upgrade on any flight longer than a couple of hours.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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The actual flight experience is often exhilarating!

Sorry but most folks seem to be focused on the before and after and NOT the plane flight itself.

I recall a puddle jumper flight. I was in stitches. The six seater had turbulence and I swear we barely made it over some buildings . Talk about low flying!
The crew staff were what made the flight fun! Fwiw...some off duty pilots are great at telling jokes!

So yes ..flying I enjoy.
The now-disgraced Louis C.K. said as part of his routine. "People complain about the lines, about how long they had to sit on the plane before it took off, complain about this and that. How about the part where you SAT IN A CHAIR AND FLEW THROUGH THE AIR????"
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I don't like flying, but I do like getting where I'm going faster than driving so I do it!
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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I don't mind. I just flew 20,110 miles in the past 5 weeks. All economy class. 4 flights -- each flight lasts between 9.5 hrs to 11.5 hrs.

To survive in such long flight in economy class, one must make good seat choice. I usually choose the seat at the rear where 4 seats in the center row change to 3 seats. The aisle seat in the 3-seat row gives me more leg room.
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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To survive in such long flight in economy class, one must make good seat choice. I usually choose the seat at the rear where 4 seats in the center row change to 3 seats. The aisle seat in the 3-seat row gives me more leg room.
When I flew to India last year I used miles to get Business Class seats- except that I didn't have quite enough and flew Coach on the leg from London back home to the US. I paid $100 to select my seat and got one just behind the bulkhead row, at the window, with no seat in front of it. I'd definitely do that again.
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:40 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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I really don't love it or hate it. I usually have a cocktail or two and whip out my Kindle for the length of the flight. I fly a lot for business purposes and personal as well. I always fly either business or first class and as I am slender, the seat sizes never bothered me. It is just a means to get where I am going as quickly as possible. I prefer flying to a long car trip but as so many of you have said, at least traveling by car allows you to pack and bring whatever you want.
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:45 PM
 
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I hate it, lol.


I hate the lines. I hate being cramped. I hate being in close quarters with people.
I enjoy flying
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