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I Have Been In An Airplane

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    Kind of goes with the territory.

    ..if you know what I'm saying. "So Bob, how many hours do you have logged?" "Oh, about 12,000." "What kind of planes have you flown?" "Oh, I've never been in a plane." That would get a strange reaction.
    pilotbob75 pilotbob75 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 11, 2014

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    Travelling

    Since I was a kid, I was very lucky to have been able to travel around. This mostly is because although I live in Canada, I have family in England, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, and Hong Kong. And I have been to England and Norway Multiple times, as well as having been able to...
    mistakenstrangers mistakenstrangers 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2011

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    To Boldly Go Where Others Have Gone Before

    Initially when I joined this group, I had my brain wrapped around the idea that I've only been on a plane a couple of times but adding a little oil to the gears and using a little brain power, I discovered that it has been more than just a 'couple'. My first known airplane...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    I love it. Especially the longer flights.

    Even though I'm 6'3'' with long legs and I get a little uncomfortable at times, I get excited like a little kid. :)
    oxcycler89 oxcycler89 22-25, M Jan 21, 2014

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    I am flying alone for the first time bwi to

    Chicago and I am nerves taking southwest i am 14
    mmullin mmullin 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    I've only been on an airplane once,

    and that was a round trip to Los Angeles. I live in central California and as a a Christmas present back in 2008, me and my whole family went to Disneyland. It's normally a six hour trip by car, but my parents wanted me to experience flying in an airplane. We went to San...
    slytherinseeker98 slytherinseeker98 18-21, F Jan 6, 2014

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    Cool!

    I took the plane on Friday, and then on Sunday, for the first time. It was really cool. I was very nervous before taking it, but it happened to be smooth and interesting. I wans't dizzy like I thought I would be. I was just nervous when we landed in Brussels cause it shook a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    My First Time

    I was 9 years old and I flew across country to visit my grandparents.......... solo. It was a unique experience. I remember my mom kissing me goodbye at the terminal, then a stewardess escorting me to my seat. I didn't know it at the time but children are strategically placed on...
    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    I've been in an airplane of course.

    I'm in one like twice a year. I've been to New York,Wisconsin, Flordia, and North Carolina.
    Skaterchick373 Skaterchick373 13-15, F Feb 5, 2014

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    We hopped around on 8 different ones

    when my family took a trip to Switzerland. That was only on the way there. It was too surreal for me to be scared. I was only like 11 at the time. I enjoyed it though :)
    Sapphirebee27 Sapphirebee27 18-21, F Jul 3, 2014

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    Gypsy ;-) <3 Almost

    I have travelled alot, both inwards and outwards!! Micro/macrocosmos ;-)))) <3
    4everjoyful 4everjoyful 36-40, F Oct 24, 2013

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    I have only been on an airplane once.

    It was a school trip to Washington DC, and I couldn't tell you how excited I was to be on a plane for the very first time. I was not scared or nervous it was amazing. I would love to go on another trip in an airplane again.
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    I Used to Be Scared, But Now I Love Flying

    The first time i got on a plane was last year when i flew to Chicago and i was so nervous and scared. I wasn't sure how it was going to feel to feel the plane lift up off of the ground. It was certainly a weird feeling that time, but it wasn't as bad as i thought it would be. I...
    alwaysalone alwaysalone 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2008

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    I recently flew back from South Carolina.

    I hate flying unless I have a reason to. In 2008, I flew to Seattle with my grandma and at that time she was going through chemo for breast cancer so she needed company. I went but the whole time we were flying I held on to her skirt and didn't let go until we were off. In three...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F Jan 14, 2014

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    Up And Away

    Not only have I been in an airplane...I fly them!
    Upformore Upformore 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    So Many Times

    I flew as a flight engineer on military cargo aircraft for over 7 years so yea I guess I can honestly say I've been in one or two in my time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F Jul 11

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    Many times. We are going to DC

    for Christmas to visit my daughter and son in law.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 19, 2014

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    whats the highest you have ever flown in any

    jet? the highest I remember was 39,000ft.
    dsw100 dsw100 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    First Time

    The first time i was on an airplane I was 7. I flew from Miami, Florida to Ashville, North Carolina by myself. Back then you could do that. That was my fondest memory. My bedroom was in the attic of an old house on about 5 acres, next to a creek, with a tire swing. I...
    ocngirl ocngirl 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    First Time

    The first time I was ever on a plane, I was 21 (a little delayed, I know) and was with my fiance at the time. The night before he insisted we watched Final Destination, and the plane blows up. I'm thinking this was the wrong movie to watch before getting on a plane for the first...
    WakgUp WakgUp 31-35, F Jan 27, 2012

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    Yep I've Flown Lots...

    My dad being a pilot I have been on lots of flights. Before 9/11 for example I could go on any of my dad's planes that he took me on. Ok I was under the age of 4 but it still counts... So the first time I went on an airplane was when I was around the age of 1 and my dad took my...
    Cainamythgimoj Cainamythgimoj 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    I wish I was in one right now

    but no freakin UNITED AIRLINES needs to get on their stuff. Like seriously ! Last month you lost and searched through my moms luggage . Almost everytime I fly with you, I need new bags. This time you cancelled my flight and just assume Im okay with a connecting flight 6 hours...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Jan 3

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    Being A Flight Attendant

    In 1985 I needed a job and so I went into the travel industry. I took a class and learned a bunch of the technical jargon which then got me a couple of job opportunities. One job interview was for a data entry position at World Airways. I would have worked on the phone lines...
    vernon051 vernon051 51-55, M Feb 13, 2013

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    Flying

    Waiting for the plane, take-offs and landings = not so much fun Getting a WHOLE can of Coke = sweetness I bet they don't do that anymore. lol
    soulshadow soulshadow 36-40, F 1 Response May 25, 2010

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    Emergancy Landing

    Me and my dad was going to London, when suddently a voice wakes us up (we were sleeping), saying "We're landing in Southern Jutland in five minutes"... What? Did i hear something wrong? We looked around at people, but they were just as confused as we were. The flight attendans...
    ImMira ImMira 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    Airplane Playground

    My dad worked as a mechanic at DTW in Detroit. Back before all the ****** up security, believe it or not we just went on the runways by the plane he'd be working on and my brother's and I would run around and play hide-and-go-seek on the double deckers or the real fancy planes...
    himynameisangie himynameisangie 18-21, F Jun 30, 2012

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    Private, Puddle Jumpers, Military Cargo Planes, Helicopters And Big Jets

    But the worst flight was the helicopter flight. I crashed my bicycle at speed out in the middle of the country so I was air-lifted to the big city Shock Trauma Center in a helicopter after an ambulance ride. But I was strapped to a back board looking up at the windows and could...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy 66-70, M 2 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    I have been a lot of times.

    ;o I think my first was to NC from NJ when I was 3? Then I went to Dominican Republic, Disney World, Michigan. Probably NC more, but I don't really remember.
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F Jul 27, 2014

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    Going To New York

    In 1986, I took a plane trip to New York. It was my first time to New York. We went for the celebration of the Statue of Liberty being 100 years old. New York did not disappoint me. I do remember going to the Trade Center and looking up at how high the tower were.
    kcthinker kcthinker 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    Flying

    Yes, I've flown a few times. I absolutely HATE flying. I am terrified of it, in fact. There are so many stories, of late, about pilots falling asleep, Tower guys falling asleep and not watching where the planes are going and so many accidents averted, that when I do fly, I'll...
    Callalilly Callalilly 61-65, F 6 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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    TheDrummer TheDrummer 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    Image Of Lufthansa: German Efficiency

    I remember it was in the 1980s, when I was on a Lufthansa-flight from Sydney to Frankfurt. I was sitting beside an australian guy. He said, he used to fly with Qantas and that this was his first time flying with Lufthansa. He also said, that when he told that to a friend, he got...
    titejeans4me titejeans4me 56-60, M Nov 5, 2012

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    4 times actually (: two of them were to Dallas,

    Texas, once was to Seattle, Washington, and the fourth was to Boston, Massachusetts
    taylor468 taylor468 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    My Least Favorite Way To Travel

    My ears always need popping and I'm never allowed to look out the window. Then again, once you reach a certain point, there's no longer anything to see outside anyway. I like a view. I don't get that when I travel via airplane, so I'd rather go by another means of transportation...
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 1 Response Jul 28, 2012

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    Up In The Air

    My last flight was a few years ago and quite a long journey. A rather unflattering picture was taken of me sleeping with my mouth open. When I used the plane toilet I checked my face in the mirror and there were dribble stains on my chin. Real classy, Pink! If there's a random...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    airliner2111 airliner2111 46-50, M Jun 2

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    ''A Surprise Ride On A Plane ''

    I have been on a plane many times at least over 10 times,and my favorite part is all ways the take-off. This is so awesome, the feel of the pressure and rising at such a high speed. Out of all the plane trips I have had I will never forget this one.   I was on Delta Airlines...
    RSUZY1 RSUZY1 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    Places I Have Been ...

    I guess growing up i was lucky in the sense that we went abroad every year for a two week vacation. So i have traveled to quite a few places ....I have been too ...Tunisia (in Africa) 8 timesTurkeySpainMexicoTenerife twiceMaltaAnd with my ex i went to Gibraltar Dominican...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    Wow!

    We had an airshow by 1946 and 1945 prop planes a few weeks ago. I wanted to go up in one, but one of my husband's friends had a Cessna and he said he would take me up.  I loved it.  Cessas are small, so it was a bit like flying a riding law mower with wings!  It was fun.  It...
    Callalilly Callalilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    Been in an aeroplane twice,

    both to the same destination; Sydney, NSW to Adelaide, South Australia. Both times on QANTAS when I was 3 then again when I was 15.
    rennie23 rennie23 22-25, M Dec 29, 2013

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    Traveling With My Little Sister

    This afternoon me and my family were heading to Miami for the weekend and it was an adventure so I thought I would share the story.Last month my mom bought a vacation house down there so this weekend we all were going to go down there to get settled in.Whenever we go on vacation...
    bullgirl104 bullgirl104 16-17, F Sep 15, 2012

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    They still scare me even

    after multiple flights, but I'm glad I've been able to visit so many awesome places because of it.
    azwick90 azwick90 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2013

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    I'd travel by plane everyday

    if I could! It's always so exciting and scary at the same time. I love it and will always love it. But now I don't think I will ever enter a plane without mh370 and mh17 on my mind
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    of the many plane trips I've been on in my life,

    the most recent one has been the worst. I got off the plane after having no leg room and uncomfortable chairs, to find that my suitcase has gone missing. I've spent the last two days of my vacation in the same clothes and having to buy new ones overseas and I'm so pissed off at...
    emjagrace emjagrace 16-17, F Jul 2

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    love airplanes best part is

    when the lights switch off before take off and when i hear the voice of turbines then it starts speeding up then slowly up in the air wow at that moment when i look outside i just cant describe how i feel then when it reaches the clouds for a moment i feel like i am in dream...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 20, 2014