Flying

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    Mar 06, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    Love it? Hate it? Afraid of it?

    Why?
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    Mar 06, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidLove it? Hate it? Afraid of it?

    Why?
    Hate it because the flight itself is long and comfortable. Don't think about dying in a plane crash until I'm going down!
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    Mar 06, 2010 6:27 PM GMT
    Love the idea of being able to be taken anywhere thru skies. hate the idea of being confined for uncontrolled amts of time. afraid of having no control that high.
  • jonhyboy

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    Mar 06, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    If the plane is comfortable and the service is good... I love it! I love the sensation.. I listen to music and enjoy icon_smile.gif
  • Anto

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    Mar 06, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    I don't feel comfortable flying. I don't feel safe in a plane and it's a bit disconcerting being crammed into a tube with a bunch of random people.

    I think the reason I don't feel safe is because if something goes wrong with the plane it pretty much means death. Something like this!

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    Mar 06, 2010 9:09 PM GMT
    I don't love flying, but I'm not afraid to and I don't freak out. Especially if it means I'm off on vacation somewhere.

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    Mar 06, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    Love to fly.

    Hate when there is turbulence.

    First Class is dreamy.

    Coach is the norm.

    Love to fly.

    Hate when there is turbulence.

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    Mar 06, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    I don't mind it. I used to love it, but anymore it's such a hassle that I just drink heavily through the entire experience just to make it bearable.
  • jgymnast733

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    Mar 06, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    I'v always loved planes, so i guess i love it...
    It can rather uncomfortable on long flights though...Thats why i pull out every trick in the book to get upgraded and it usually works....
    F.Y.I.
    Always dress the part, look as if you belong in 1st class.....
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
    I won't get on a plane anymore, especially since someone like the "crotch bomber" almost accomplished his plan. I prefer my feet on the ground. Some say this lets the terrorists win- I really don't have an answer to that except "better safe than sorry."
  • GQjock

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    Mar 06, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    It's a Bus in the sky
    The seats are uncomfortable
    Foods sucks
    and I always get the crying baby sitting next to me icon_confused.gif
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 06, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    Love flying, relaxes me I've been doing it all my life.
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
    Used to love flying, because it meant I'm going on vacation, but now I hate it. The air is so bad on planes, It always dries out my nose and my sinuses will act up after the flight.

    But I love the fact that is gets me fast to far away locations.
  • hotelbistud

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    Mar 07, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    i love it...its my job!!!! I would make sure you all had great service ;)
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    Mar 07, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    hate it.

    I don't like heights.

    I don't feel in control.

    Economy class sucks.
  • jrs1

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    Mar 07, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    I don't mind it ... I just dislike the pains of the air pressure. I also really enjoy having a window seat:

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    Mar 07, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    Hate the airport drama, but love to fly. Smaller airports are okay, but the big hubs are just madness most of the time.

    I try to avoid the puddle-jumper flights, I do prefer the big planes.
  • hotelbistud

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    Mar 07, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
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    Mar 07, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    hate it. absolutely, positively hate it now!icon_evil.gif
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    Mar 07, 2010 2:53 AM GMT
    Hate it unless I'm doing the flying myself.
  • QHCAguy

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    Mar 07, 2010 3:14 AM GMT
    Love it! But then it's kinda my job.

    Took a lightning strike climbing outta LAX on my last trip. Now that was sporty!
  • Nodak

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    Mar 07, 2010 3:18 AM GMT
    Hate flying, I can't afford first class so it's cramped and uncomfortable. I would much rather drive or take a train.
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    Mar 07, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    I absolutely love flying. Once upon a time, I wanted to be an airline pilot. I decided not to because I thought the industry is way too unstable (which is true), and because it would be hard to build a good relationship while not being home often.

    Anyway. Love flying!! I'm looking forward to a loooong flight to Buenos Aires next week icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 07, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    Fly my own small twin engine plane for business and pleasure (Piper Saratoga) and I love being up and away from the world, and it is all the better with someone special along for the ride.

    Commercially - I find it a drag, much like most people now.
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    Mar 07, 2010 3:58 AM GMT

    No we don't fly unless completely necessary. !0% fresh air only. Yech.

    and of course this,

    "Finally, consider a remark made by a Boeing physicist that the pollution levels from one 747 take-off are somewhat similar to setting the local gas station on fire and flying it over your head."

    http://www.areco.org/deadly.htm

    "Harmful as noise may be, its effects may be minor when the products of jet engine exhaust and other airport sources are considered. I, and other members of the Alliance of Residents Concerning O’Hare (AReCO) and our recently organized national organization, US-Citizens Aviation Watch (US-CAW), with the Natural Resources Defense Council have come upon much interesting information about airport and aircraft operations, which produce massive amounts of hazardous and toxic emissions.

    Here is just a partial, astonishing list of constituent compounds: Freon 11; Freon 12; Methyl Bromide; Dichloromethane; cis-l,2-Dichloroethylene; 1,1,1-Trichloroethane; Carbon Tetrachloride; Benzene; Trichloroethylene; Toluene; Tetrachloroethene; Ethylbenzene; m,p-Xylene; o-Xylene; Styrene; 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene; 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene; o-Dichlorobenzene; Formaldehyde; Acetaldehyde; Acrolein; Acetone; Propinaldehyde; Crotonaldehyde; Isobutylaldehyde; Methyl Ethyl Ketone; Benzaldehyde; Veraldehyde; Hexanaldehyde; Ethyl Alcohol; Acetone; Isopropyl Alcohol; Methyl Ethyl Ketone; Butane; Isopentane; Pentane; Hexane; Butyl Alcohol; Methyl Isobutyl Ketone; n,n-Dimethyl Acetamide; Dimethyl Disulfide; m-Cresol; 4-Ethyl Toulene; n- Heptaldehyde; Octanal; 1,4-Dioxane; Methyl Phenyl Ketone; Vinyl Acetate; Heptane; Phenol; Octane; Anthracene; Dimethylnapthalene(isomers); Flouranthene; 1-methylnaphthalene; 2-methylnaphthalene; Naphthalene; Phenanthrene; Pyrene; Benzo(a)pyrene; 1-nitropyrene; 1,8-dinitropyrene; 1,3-Butadiene; sulfites; nitrites; nitrogen oxide; nitrogen monoxide; nitrogen dioxide; nitrogen trioxide; nitric acid; sulfur oxides; sulfur dioxide; sulfuric acid; urea; ammonia; carbon monoxide; ozone; particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5); and finally this compound; 3-nitrobenzanthrone.*

    According to chemist Hitomi Suzuki of Kyoto University, the last compound, 3-nitrobenzanthrone, may be the most hazardous compound ever to be tested for carcinogenicity, scoring substantially higher in the well-known Ames test than its nearest rival, 1,8-dinitropyrene listed above. (New Scientist, 25 October 1997.) Many of the other compounds indicated above are also considered to be carcinogens. Adding to the direct effect of any single chemical listed above, the probabilities of synergistic effects must be considered. The toxic brew of compounds is also subject to reactions caused by atmospheric and solar effects, resulting in new, consequent compounds. "



    Kinda takes the wind out of the anti-smoking rage we so often see here.

    Kettle, meet pot. icon_wink.gif