I Hate Flying

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dsnort, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    [Rant]

    And no, it's not a phobia thing.

    I'm sitting here at an airport at 4:30 AM local time, looking at a display saying my flight has been delayed an hour! Which will of course make me miss my connection!

    And using MapQuest I just figured out that I could have gotten 2 more hours of sleep, drove to my destination, and arrived at approximately the same time I'm going to make it there now.

    [END RANT]
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    If it's so close... why are you flying? :confused:
     
  3. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Flying is a last resort. Nothing about it is pleasurable.
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I LOVE flying!!!

    Turbulence and rough landings are the best!!!!
     
  5. dsnort thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's a 5 hour drive from where I am to where I need to go. By flying I should have been there around 2:30, now it's going to more like 2:00.

    Plus where I am going is not a final destination, but a waypoint.
     
  6. iGav macrumors G3

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    Ignore me... I failed to notice the bit about connections. :eek:
     
  7. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I love flying but this weekend was very bad....all of my stuff in my luggage was stolen and I was delayed and had to sleep in the airport...weekend down the drain.



    Bless
     
  8. zioxide macrumors 603

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    The best part is how they always go "Thank you for flying with us and sorry for the inconvenience." You get delayed for like 2 days and everything gets ****ed up and they don't even compensate you for it.

    On the way back from Florida last year, we were in the Orlando airport waiting for our flight and they delayed it a half hour just because the plane wasn't full, even though there was a storm coming. By the time we got on the plane, the storm was there and we had to sit on the plane for over an hour for the storm to pass. This, of course, made us miss our connection out of Charlotte, so we were then stuck in Charlotte for like 6 more hours, plus we got the absolute ********* seats ever on the flight out of Charlotte.
     
  9. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    How is the seats you had of out Charlotte the fault of the airline? Delays can (and will happen), if the plane wasn't full I'm assuming you're talking about luggage, which would be handled by airport personal not your airline. If an airline compensated someone for every delay they'd comp themselves out of business. It's just the nature of flying, you gotta go with it.
     
  10. Eclipse278 macrumors regular

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    I love to fly so much that I have a job teaching others how to do it!

    I did an internship with American last summer and the shear amount of stuff that goes on in the background makes me surprised they can get flights off the ground at all. Flying is so cheap these days you can't complain about anything except the service really. But then you are not paying any premium for good service. You want it? pay for it!
     
  11. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    I enjoy flying, its fast transportation and you get to look at the top side of the clouds. But you know, I'm asian and I'm always stopped at the metal detector gate area. I swear I must have bad luck or something.
     
  12. ich1ban macrumors regular

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    I love flying. I don't really know why though, but it's cool. I'm just hoping I get to sit next to a fine girl next month when I fly home from college :D
     
  13. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I like flying well enough. It's the airports that drive me crazy these days.

    Last November when I flew home (to Canada) from a conference in Phoenix, the immigration folks sent me to the back room for a secondary inspection. The person there found my Powerbook, asked me to power it on, and started scouring my hard drive looking at my photos. I was quite unhappy, but of course you have to grin and bear it for fear they think you're trying to hide something.

    I would say I have no idea what they're hoping to find, but that's not true. Every other day, it seems, I hear on the news that another guy was busted for possession of kiddie porn after border officials found some on their laptop.

    I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'm glad they're capturing those guys, but I'm not so glad about the inconvenience it puts me through, nor do I want to think about what it was about my profile that made them think I might be in the same category and thus warranted an extra search.

    And don't even get me started about airport delays and my nightmare with United Airways a few years back.

    Anyway, about flying -- I don't do so well with smaller planes or helicopters. My friend took me up in a Cessna, which was really cool, but I felt very sick after about 30 minutes. Same when I went on a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon a number of years ago. If it weren't for that, I would seriously consider taking some flying lessons.
     
  14. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i have never flown.....but i'm sure i will one day. but if i had the choice, i'd choose not to.

    and i have drove to Canada and back before....that was fun
     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I take Amtrak if it's not too far. Flying is the worst- I hate it. It's uncomfortable and delays are a constant.
     
  16. juanster macrumors 68020

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    haha, you think that's bad man? everytime i come back from trips to my home country, Colombia, i get searched and re-searche dand searched again and again and again... of ocurse i understand why they are doing it, but beleive me it doe snot matter how many times you fly and how patient you are the rudeness of the border ass***** gets to you. last time iI had ot take make sooooo many ocnections, went from toronto-new york-miami-colombia and in everysingle american airport i was searched and questioned. 3 times in toronto by three different ass***** then twice in new york, you would think they wouldn t becaus eit is just a connection domestic flight right? nopes got searche dthere aagain and then researched and searche dnd questioned again in miami. I don tget upset the first 6 times but after that i get so frustrated and pissed off..
     
  17. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    flying is the worst...

    i absolutely hate to fly. it's not being on the plane, or the turbulence, or anything like that...i just can't stand driving to the airport, going through security, waiting for the flight, and all that. i travel a good bit for work, and i regularly drive from western maryland to places like ohio and connecticut. i don't drive more than 8 hours, so it's not bad at all. i get paid almost $.50/mile to drive my own car, so it works out well for me. :) sometimes it's cheaper for the company to pay for me to drive than it is for them to pay me mileage to drive to and from the airport and the actual price of the flights. i just leave in the afternoon and drive until i'm where i need to be. ;)
     
  18. skunk macrumors G4

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    I love flying, but my arms get really tired after a while.
     
  19. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I guess we can close the thread now, nothing more to see here ... :D ;)
     
  20. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    You only hate the airports because Dulles (the cheapest) sucks. It is way to crowded and they always take forever getting your luggage on your flight back.

    I love flying but I will pay for the seats with extra leg room if I can (United).
     
  21. zioxide macrumors 603

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    We had great seats scheduled on our original tickets, with the delay in Orlando, we missed the connection in Charlotte. They stuck us in a bunch of middle seats in different rows in the back of the plane, where on the original flight we had a single row for all of us.

    The plane out of Orlando wasn't full because they had empty seats. They combined the flight with another small fight from another airline.
     
  22. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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  23. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Funny comparison.

    A few years ago, my job involved a lot of traveling -- about 100,000 miles per year. It got old quickly.
     
  24. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yeah....so does sushi......;)

    (sorry, i just felt like saying that :p )
     
  25. adk macrumors 68000

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    If your flight is delayed an hour and driving would have gotten you there two hours sooner, doesn't that imply that driving is always 1 hour faster? Do you really hate flying, then, or are you mad at yourself for poor planning?
     

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