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mirmartinez
09-05-2008, 05:47 PM
I am already freaking out and our flight is 7 days away.

2goofycampers
09-05-2008, 05:57 PM
Yep, that's one reason we bought the TT.
You can always ask your Dr. for something to help you relax on the flight.

TyRy
09-05-2008, 06:08 PM
I am already freaking out and our flight is 7 days away.

I also HATE HATE HATE to fly - I swear my heart races just thinking about it. BUT, like 2goofycampers said ask your doctor for something that might help you relax a little. Other than that I haven't really found anything that works. :confused3 Bring a good book and your ipod or walkman to help keep your mind off of things.

Ty

Born 2 Fish
09-05-2008, 06:13 PM
I Love To Fly. My Wife Hates It , She's A White Knuckler. It's Not The Fly'n That Bothers Her , It's Crashing. :rotfl2:







Play Hard,,,Fish Harder !!

DisneyBishops
09-05-2008, 06:37 PM
Man I love to fly. Nothing like it to me, except with a shuttle flight. And I would love to take that ride. The only thing I don't like about flying is when the plane is so crowded. I am 6'3 and have a hard time in crowded spaces like that. But when the plane isn't full I love it. I can even remember the day when the pilot would let you in the cockpit. Boy those were the good old days.

Just take a deep breath and relax. Planes just don't crash that often.

loveDmouse
09-05-2008, 06:45 PM
I didn't really hate to fly until after our emergency landing coming back from Key West one year. There was smoke on the plane. It was scary. :scared1: :scared1: I didn't think we would ever get to land. Felt like forever. Turns out some kinda invertor shorted and they said it really wasn't a big deal. Freaked me out though. I just kept saying God please let us land safe over and over.
My husband also has problems with the pressure when the decent starts. Really hurts his head. On a few flights it was days before he could even hear very good. Not fun. :headache: :headache: :headache:

We have decided we are going to drive where we want to go for now on (atleast for a while). So if it is too far to drive we just won't go for now.

mirmartinez
09-05-2008, 07:20 PM
I didn't really hate to fly until after our emergency landing coming back from Key West one year. There was smoke on the plane. It was scary. :scared1: :scared1: I didn't think we would ever get to land. Felt like forever. Turns out some kinda invertor shorted and they said it really wasn't a big deal. Freaked me out though. I just kept saying God please let us land safe over and over.
My husband also has problems with the pressure when the decent starts. Really hurts his head. On a few flights it was days before he could even hear very good. Not fun. :headache: :headache: :headache:

We have decided we are going to drive where we want to go for now on (atleast for a while). So if it is too far to drive we just won't go for now.


My fear started when I worked for a subcontracter for British Airways and found out about "airplane tape"

loveDmouse
09-05-2008, 07:23 PM
My fear started when I worked for a subcontracter for British Airways and found out about "airplane tape"

I am afraid to even ask but I am going to anyway. What is airplane tape and where is it used? Is it like duck tape?

In racing I call it the 200mph tape which is duck tape in colors to match the cars. Duck tape is an amazing thing.

2goofycampers
09-05-2008, 07:24 PM
I Love To Fly. My Wife Hates It , She's A White Knuckler. It's Not The Fly'n That Bothers Her , It's Crashing. :rotfl2:


You're a big help telling her about your wife's silly fears. :rotfl:

loveDmouse
09-05-2008, 07:26 PM
You're a big help telling her about your wife's silly fears. :rotfl:

I guess I didn't help telling about my emergency landing either huh? :lmao:

rapriebe
09-05-2008, 07:26 PM
Oh, I HATE, HATE, HATE to fly. I used to have to fly alot for my job and after several unpleasant flights, I finally said no more. We only travel by RV now which limits us but hey, I just can't handle all the hassles associated with flying, especially these days. Plus now we don't have to get dog sitters anymore 'cause they just come with us everywhere.

mirmartinez
09-05-2008, 07:43 PM
I am afraid to even ask but I am going to anyway. What is airplane tape and where is it used? Is it like duck tape?

In racing I call it the 200mph tape which is duck tape in colors to match the cars. Duck tape is an amazing thing.

It is like duct tape, but metallic. It holds up well in extreme heat and cold.

I only seen it used in the interior of the planes for cracks in the cockpit and the overhead.

DH who worked for USair as maintence for years swears that once its applied it never comes off.

ftwildernessguy
09-05-2008, 07:44 PM
I used to love to fly. That was back when the airlines treated you like a human being. I haven't flown since I retired from the Army 2 years ago, but my last flights were miserable. They herd you like cattle, pack you in like sardines, and sling a bag of peanuts at you like an elephant if you are lucky. About all I can say that's good about flying is it sometimes gets you there faster (I know someone who flew from Orlando to Allentown and it took 28 hours with delays and missed connections - driving time is 19). So you can keep the airlines and their cramped seats and luggage limits. I'll take the big seats in my truck and the huge bed in back for all the luggage my wife wants at no extra charge.

ruadisneyfan2
09-05-2008, 07:55 PM
I love to fly. I am a little nervous but I figure these people (FAs and pilots) do this day in and day out and it's no big deal at all to them. I used to get nervous about turbulence but then compared it to hitting pot holes in a road while driving. If you had a passenger freak out over every bump, you would think they're a bit silly right?
We live in NJ and flew to Boston and Niagara Falls. Wish we could've flown to Williamsburg, VA. After about 2 hours of driving on I-95 I said to dh, "If we were flying to FL, we would have been there by now." Traffic kept stopping for no reason, then pouring rain, accidents, etc.
This is way more stressful to me than flying. People just drive way too fast and follow too closely. I also worry about drunks too.

I've worked in a large Philly hospital/trauma center for 18 yrs, first 9 of which I spent a lot of time xraying broken up people in the ER. Way more people die from car crashes than plane crashes, or sadly- become paralyzed. I can't get past how many times I've seen frantic parents of young people just fall to their knees sobbing.

I think I'd have to be medicated to ride on a freeway in a motor home and watch my kids walk around unrestrained while doing 60 or 70 mph. :faint:

Put me on a plane any day:thumbsup2 popcorn::

loveDmouse
09-05-2008, 07:58 PM
It is like duct tape, but metallic. It holds up well in extreme heat and cold.

I only seen it used in the interior of the planes for cracks in the cockpit and the overhead.

DH who worked for USair as maintence for years swears that once its applied it never comes off.

Interesting. Thanks for the description.

LONE-STAR
09-05-2008, 09:47 PM
Not scared to fly we just don't. I flew to Hawaii long flight setting next to a big guy and I am no small guy. Not to mention how much is a plane ticket for my truck, trailer, and cart. Vacation would not be fun with out this stuff. I always figured flying would be more fun if I could fly the plane:rotfl: .

Gatordad
09-05-2008, 11:46 PM
It is like duct tape, but metallic. It holds up well in extreme heat and cold.

I only seen it used in the interior of the planes for cracks in the cockpit and the overhead.

DH who worked for USair as maintence for years swears that once its applied it never comes off.

It's called P-11, made by Permacel.

mamaloya
09-05-2008, 11:55 PM
1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, floor

Then you won't care!!!!

I personally get airsick real bad. Have not yet lost it on the plane, but have come close. My sister, however, was not so lucky. I could tell you a story about her that would have you peeing your pants AND spitting coke on the screen. I still can't tell the story to this day w/o breaking up laughing.

Needless to say, she will never fly again.

BigDaddyRog
09-06-2008, 05:37 AM
I love flying...Ive only done it 3 times but it was pretty cool.
I DONT like it when I take the cap off of a bottle of salt and pour the whole bottle into my eye while holding my lids open with my fingers....especially if I have tabasco sauce dripping off of my fingers at the time...I HATE when that happens!!!

Born 2 Fish
09-06-2008, 05:45 AM
Good Morn;n Rog ! And it tends to be more unpleasant while your staring into the sun when that happens.

Great Morning Ya'll !

This is a morning of chimps ! I mean CHAMPS !
No more monkey around, ya'll have a great one !

:thumbsup2

BRDof3
09-06-2008, 07:07 AM
I used to love to fly. That was back when the airlines treated you like a human being. I haven't flown since I retired from the Army 2 years ago, but my last flights were miserable. They herd you like cattle, pack you in like sardines, and sling a bag of peanuts at you like an elephant if you are lucky. About all I can say that's good about flying is it sometimes gets you there faster (I know someone who flew from Orlando to Allentown and it took 28 hours with delays and missed connections - driving time is 19). So you can keep the airlines and their cramped seats and luggage limits. I'll take the big seats in my truck and the huge bed in back for all the luggage my wife wants at no extra charge.

I'll second that. I enjoy the flying itself, but not the experience with the airport or the process of catching flights. Add to that the fact the DS is extremely allergic to peanuts and DW has trouble with the pressure (esp on descent) and it makes for a headache overall, at best. It saves us time when we use it (NE to FL is a looooong drive), but it is making less $$$ sense. We could have driven for half the cost when we went down in April, it just would have dug into our time there. It's got ya either way. :sad2:

BRDof3
09-06-2008, 07:10 AM
I love flying...Ive only done it 3 times but it was pretty cool.
I DONT like it when I take the cap off of a bottle of salt and pour the whole bottle into my eye while holding my lids open with my fingers....especially if I have tabasco sauce dripping off of my fingers at the time...I HATE when that happens!!!

:rotfl2:

Let's just hope you don't know that from experience! Classic!!

parmtoo
09-06-2008, 07:21 AM
I used to love to fly. That was back when the airlines treated you like a human being. I haven't flown since I retired from the Army 2 years ago, but my last flights were miserable. They herd you like cattle, pack you in like sardines, and sling a bag of peanuts at you like an elephant if you are lucky. About all I can say that's good about flying is it sometimes gets you there faster (I know someone who flew from Orlando to Allentown and it took 28 hours with delays and missed connections - driving time is 19). So you can keep the airlines and their cramped seats and luggage limits. I'll take the big seats in my truck and the huge bed in back for all the luggage my wife wants at no extra charge.

I agree! I hate flying, and find it nearly as time consuming as driving. By the time you check in for your flight, wait to board, change planes, ect....You could have been half way there! My last flight was in Dec. 07 and I think, (barring any emergencies), that was my "last" flight.
We are driving in Jan. 09, and will take our time & enjoy the trip.:)

ftwildernessguy
09-06-2008, 07:27 AM
You know, when you fly, you miss all the billboards for South of the Border and the free orange juice at the Florida Welcome Center rest stop.

BRDof3
09-06-2008, 07:30 AM
1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila, floor

Then you won't care!!!!

I personally get airsick real bad. Have not yet lost it on the plane, but have come close. My sister, however, was not so lucky. I could tell you a story about her that would have you peeing your pants AND spitting coke on the screen. I still can't tell the story to this day w/o breaking up laughing.

Needless to say, she will never fly again.

Well, we're waiting!!!!

mirmartinez
09-06-2008, 07:53 AM
You know, when you fly, you miss all the billboards for South of the Border and the free orange juice at the Florida Welcome Center rest stop.



I have driven to all of my destinations since 02.
Last winter on our return for FL, DH was very sick (he became ill our 3rd day in WDW).
A 18 hr drive turned into 29 hrs due to constant stops at restrooms, bushes, trees...etc.
He vowed that we would never drive to FL again.

fistofmickey
09-06-2008, 08:03 AM
I love flying...Ive only done it 3 times but it was pretty cool.
I DONT like it when I take the cap off of a bottle of salt and pour the whole bottle into my eye while holding my lids open with my fingers....especially if I have tabasco sauce dripping off of my fingers at the time...I HATE when that happens!!!

I hate that too, especially when with my free hand I getting ready to remove duct tape that I have placed not so gently all over my ape like body.

F4disneyfan
09-06-2008, 08:09 AM
We love flying but we also love driving and with a family of 6 we can drive from Ontario to Disney many times over for what it would cost our family to fly down and back even one time.

fistofmickey
09-06-2008, 08:45 AM
I have driven to all of my destinations since 02.
Last winter on our return for FL, DH was very sick (he became ill our 3rd day in WDW).
A 18 hr drive turned into 29 hrs due to constant stops at restrooms, bushes, trees...etc.
He vowed that we would never drive to FL again.

That drive was no barrel of monkeys.
Also made me wonder why do they even make 2 ply toilet paper :confused3

Born 2 Fish
09-06-2008, 08:51 AM
You know, when you fly, you miss all the billboards for South of the Border and the free orange juice at the Florida Welcome Center rest stop.



And least we not forget the billboards for the "Cafe Erotica-best food around"
:lmao:

loveDmouse
09-06-2008, 09:18 AM
You know, when you fly, you miss all the billboards for South of the Border and the free orange juice at the Florida Welcome Center rest stop.

I would hate to miss those signs. My favorite sign is "See Mickey for a Minnie price". Cracks me up everytime. Sad, I know. :lmao:

ntsammy5
09-06-2008, 09:23 AM
I love to fly - I prefer it over driving - I used to fly a lot for business and have very few horror stories! Lucky I guess. I have no personal horror stories and we probably fly 2-3 times a year anymore, not a whole lot.

I used to fly a lot in the army - when I flew to Leavenworth back in '92, I was in a C-130 and realized when we landed that was only the 5th time I had ever landed in one, in well over 75 flights - I had always jumped out of them! Hope the chute opens again!


:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

ftwildernessguy
09-06-2008, 09:25 AM
I was gonna say I've taken off in more planes than I've landed in.:lmao:

ftwildernessguy
09-06-2008, 09:27 AM
And least we not forget the billboards for the "Cafe Erotica-best food around"
:lmao:

Why Frank, you shock me. I always tell Carol we are stopping there for lunch. She always tells me "go ahead." Kind of takes all the fun out of it.

Shan-man
09-06-2008, 09:32 AM
Don't forget all the Seventh-Day Adventist billboards throughout SC assuring us that Sunday worship is the mark of the Beast! I love those. :hippie:

ntsammy5
09-06-2008, 09:35 AM
Why Frank, you shock me. I always tell Carol we are stopping there for lunch. She always tells me "go ahead." Kind of takes all the fun out of it.

I like the Southern Xposre places in WV personally!

ruadisneyfan2
09-06-2008, 09:40 AM
I agree! I hate flying, and find it nearly as time consuming as driving. By the time you check in for your flight, wait to board, change planes, ect....You could have been half way there!

Not really...
We just flew Southwest Fri night of Labor Day weekend. I worked a full day until 4:30 pm in Philly, went home to eat dinner and change into comfy clothes, and was in Orlando by 10 pm. :cloud9: And only paid $64 pp each way plus a freq. flyer award too. For 3 of us only paid $300 RT including all taxes/fees.
No car can beat that.:thumbsup2

Us3
09-06-2008, 11:19 AM
I love to fly because I can get somewhere far away really fast! :thumbsup2 But with security wait times and declining service, its sure not what it use to be! :rolleyes:

mirmartinez
09-06-2008, 11:34 AM
I like the Southern Xposre places in WV personally!


Is that the one the one with big search/spot lights.

F4disneyfan
09-06-2008, 01:32 PM
And least we not forget the billboards for the "Cafe Erotica-best food around"
:lmao:

The signs that say WE BARE ALL make me laugh they advertise it like it is something new and special. Maybe they should visit Canada all our peelers take it all off all the time and in Ontario it is legal for women to go topless in public LOL.

Born 2 Fish
09-06-2008, 01:35 PM
Why Frank, you shock me. I always tell Carol we are stopping there for lunch. She always tells me "go ahead." Kind of takes all the fun out of it.


Do you spose they make them wear hair nets ??:lmao:

homebrew2
09-06-2008, 02:13 PM
I was gonna say I've taken off in more planes than I've landed in.:lmao:

Well Jim I'll share with you and Al what I was taught in the USAF.

1. Only fools and bird crap fall out of the sky:laughing:

2. It is not advisable to jump from aircraft that are not on fire:scared1:

3. Takeoffs are optional...but landings aremandatory:rolleyes1

homebrew2
09-06-2008, 02:16 PM
I love flying...Ive only done it 3 times but it was pretty cool.
I DONT like it when I take the cap off of a bottle of salt and pour the whole bottle into my eye while holding my lids open with my fingers....especially if I have tabasco sauce dripping off of my fingers at the time...I HATE when that happens!!!

I ain't even gonna ask!!!!:lmao:

ntsammy5
09-06-2008, 02:33 PM
I love flying...Ive only done it 3 times but it was pretty cool.

How many times in a plane?

BRDof3
09-06-2008, 03:54 PM
How many times in a plane?

:rotfl2:

AuburnJen92
09-06-2008, 04:12 PM
How many times in a plane?

I think the question should be "How many times CAUGHT in a plane...?"


:rotfl:

LONE-STAR
09-06-2008, 08:48 PM
I love flying...Ive only done it 3 times but it was pretty cool.
I DONT like it when I take the cap off of a bottle of salt and pour the whole bottle into my eye while holding my lids open with my fingers....especially if I have tabasco sauce dripping off of my fingers at the time...I HATE when that happens!!!

Dude you crack me up :lmao:

Tink_Kel
09-13-2008, 10:43 PM
I HATE flying!!!

One word: Xanax