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I'm not a great flyer.
Take off and landing: Unacceptable.
and the plane
I had this response down for fourth or fifth.
Just like getting the bus, innit?
of course i can fly
Its take off that really gets me, I am fine once I am up (although turbulence freaks me out) and I am fine landing. I just hate it when i can smell fuel and I hate the changes of noises with the engines.
Funnily enough I prefer long haul flying to short haul as there are more things to keep your mind occupied.
find it impossible to sleep on planes. i only dislike being seated next to the wing, and even then it's not that big a deal.
The worst parts of flying are the tiredness and I get huffy if I can't look out of a window.
If I wasn't a shortarse, I'd probably hate it, but my little legs always have plenty of room.
There's no information on me about the date, the line-up, the venue or the cost.
However, I'm a good flier. I take my planes like a man!
I'm an alright flyer. I was shit scared on my first flight though, not helped that it was a Flybe to Brum when I was 17 :/
The other-half is appalling
It takes a week (more like 2) of nerves (and valium) to get her on a plane. The valium then promptly kicks in when we are at the airport at the other end, so muggins has to deal with everything and a gf that looks like she's been drugged.
I was allowed to take the controls of a cessna for a few minutes in America by a family friend. Was AMAZING :D
is how you picked up that version before any of the others uploaded about? Man...
You coming to see our final gig?
What's the reason - you're all becoming family men?
Joe wants to go and start a new band doing different stuff where he's playing guitar again and since we all write the stuff together, Will and I don't really fancy trying to start again with a new drummer or anything.
So this Saturday is the final show.
take off - kinda bad, but about 10 seconds in and all is still going smoothly it gets an ok.
Bit in the middle - bad. I am usually waiting for the lights to go off followed by a bang and/or screaming as we plummet to the ground. this thought goes through my head like every five minutes or so.
my problem is with how sobbingly tedious and long-winded it all is. it might get you from london to rome in three hours, but then there's security and the nonsense with the plastic bags and the endless queuing, and THOSE people who have speedy boarding tickets and scoot in front of you after you've staked your place at the front of the boarding queue, and having to surrender your luggage to people you'll never meet who may lose or break it or blow it up. the moment when you see someone's luggage fall off the baggage cart and crunch on the runway, and think '....i hope mine's alright.'
and i don't like being sat in the same place for ages either. i would never fly long-haul. i'd go bananas.
take-off, landing and turbulence are the only things i enjoy about flying. that and the view down onto the tops of the clouds below you. that's pretty cool.
I've never understood how people regularly fly back and forth between Manchester and Glasgow, say. Never mind enviro-fist biting- it must be so fucking tedious going through all that shit over and over again.
I don't know who to congratulate upon making plane fares cheaper than the train. They really deserve a handshake for bringing that about.
was ace, 50 minute journey rather than 10/15 hours on a train
being couped up in rubbish seats and given shit food and shit films to watch. Airports are horrible places as well.
The take-off, the little gin + tonics, the inedible food, the crappy headphones, ALL OF IT. Also, it means I'm going somewhere exciting, so that's even better.
Childishly I think 'I'M IN THE SKY! GOING TO AN EXCITING NEW PLACE! WITH LOTS OF STRANGE PEOPLE!' I can't get over this bit and spend a lot of time looking out of the window wondering exactly what I'm hovering above, with only steel and bad upholstery holding me up.
Love it. I like airports too, they are these strange inbetween places. People are kind of self-absorbed, they never seem to talk in airports, only on planes (not that I initiate conversations). I like pretend shopping, but I wonder about all the people that work in the duty-free shops. Is it depressing seeing people go on holiday all the time? I guess probably not, as they only see people in the seemingly boring bit before flying.
They have the power to make me spend money in shops I would never usually bother with on the high street. Ooooh there's a WH Smith! I'm going to buy loads of books to take with me! And a new MP3 player from Dixons!
oh you hopeless romantic
Maybe less so now than when I was a kid, but they're amazingly strange places. At the risk of sounding even weirder, I think it has to do a little bit with the miles and miles of plush carpets. It's impossible not to be comforted by a place that is covered in thick patterned carpet. It's can't be a co-incidence that my worst airport experience was in the white tiled hellhole of Shangai airport
section. the departure - this is what you're leaving behind! i usually want to wait a little bit longer just to eat and look at books. with arrivals, they try to make you leave as soon as possible with cold sterile white walls and a general air of 'get out'
no sense of hurry, it's like being a giant womb, floating in the amniotic fluid of money and privilege.
I feel a little short-changed anytime I go through an airport without any confusion or stopping to figure out which direction I'm going in. I can't think of another situation where that would be true.
Carpets and being confused = massive source of pleasure
because everyone wants to pass through it quickly and not spend any money. Departures progress intermittently, with long periods of hanging around and fat, full wallets to be emptied.
The actual flying part when the attendents try to flog shot to you for the entire journey is shitty.
Landing isn't bad either. Hate the fuckers who clap when the aeroplane lands safely. YOU WOULDN'T CLAP THE PILOT IS HE'D JUST SENT AN EMAIL WOULD YOU?!
Also, took me four clicks to work out Bamos' joke :(
Anyone who enjoys turbulence and taking off is a weirdo. Being shot into the sky is TERRIFYING.
That said I seem to do it a lot.
except that bit towards the end of long haul flights where you start to feel slightly queasy from all the recycled air. I still find the whole experience a bit exciting though, even though I've done it loads of times.
******** is in Budapest and is lucky to be alive after my airplane was struck by lightning over the North Sea last night and noise dived to an emergency landing in Holland.