My first time ever on a plane!!

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  1. D_Jurgen Klitgaard

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    In two weeks I'll be flying to Denver for a little vacay with friends! I was going to drive, but I didn't feel comfortable driving some 13 hours by myself, and this just saves so much on gas. Besides, I am horrible with directions. :redface:

    I'm a little nervous, but very excited at the same time!! I just wish I had someone to join the Mile High Club with! :tongue:
     
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    Goodluck, I hope it doesn't crash
     
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    OMG.Flying is so nothing.Your gonna love it.So much faster than driving there.Hope you have a safe trip.
     
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    Don't worry, airplanes are the safest form of transportation.
     
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    I used to be deathly afraid of flying, but that feeling has really gone away as I've gotten older. It's only going to be a little over two hours in flight time, I'll have my iPod with me. But I was wondering, how do laptops work on airplanes? I'd imagine I wouldn't be able to even get online, but I will have it with me for the trip. Hell, I could bring some DVDs I guess to watch on it.
     
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    Laptops are fine as long as the wireless connection is turned off
     
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    Hey. Have a nice time and a safe flight.:smile:
     
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    Thanks!

    I wonder if I can get some little wings and a tour of the cockpit? :biggrin1: Lets hope I don't get strip searched!:tongue:
     
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    You are brave.. I wont fly. Have fun!
     
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    If you have been anxious about flying in the past make your first flight as easy as possible by not loading up on high fat/high sugar foods and instead eat something simple like bread or crackers before you go. I am suggesting something like crackers or bread until you see how you feel flying under different circumstances and I also highly suggest not going on an empty stomach.

    Sometimes flights can get stuck on the tarmac for a long time before taking off and the air doesn’t work worth a crap while on the ground which may make you nauseous and some flights run into severe turbulence while in the air which can make even a very seasoned flyer like me nauseous. I have been on flights where you would be bouncing off the ceiling if you weren’t contained by your seatbelt and they are not pleasant.

    Not trying to scare you as most flights go off without a hitch but on that note, I have seen very sick people on smooth flights because they are A) drunk/drugged or B) their nerves get the best of them.
     
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    I love to fly. You'll like it. It's quick, safe, and mostly easy even with the newest security protocols. And if you get a nice flight crew, you'll like it even better.
     
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    I love flying. I wear earplugs to help with the pressure in the ears. Often times, I'll take a nap on the flight.

    Have a great time. Enjoy yourself.
     
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    Maybe in terms of statistics. But in a car wreck you actually have a chance of living.
     
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    Which is good, because you have a decent likelyhood of getting into a car wreck at least once in your life, while you are highly unlikely to ever have an incident in an airplane.
     
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    I forgot one BIG part of my trip, I am going to see the Foo Fighters at Red Rocks with my friends! :wiggle:
     
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    In an airplane you do have a chance of surviving. Some horrific landing accidents have resulted in many saved lives. How many people do you know that have died in a car accident vs. plane accident? Has anyone in your neighborhood died in a plane accident? Probably not, but it is likely someone has died in a car accident in your neighborhood.

    Even that terrible crash in DC at the river resulted in saved lives.

    Speed per speed you are more likely to survive in a plane.
     
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    I do fine as long as I take a meclizine tablet well before hand for travel sickness. But if you never get carsick, you probably will be fine.
     
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    Your first time? Cool. Get a window seat for sure! You will probably be too keyed up to use your laptop, especially since it's only two hours.

    It took me years of flying before I made it into the mile high club. Wanking in the bathroom doesn't count! :tongue:
     
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    I'm flying Southwest, and I got the Wanna Get Away tickets, so I'm not exactly sure on if I get a seating choice. Hell, it's only costing $300 round trip.
     
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    Phone them up and ask. It can't hurt and if they say no, fed them some BS about it being your first time and you're so excited and you're afraid of vomiting. If you wait until you check-in at the airport, there may be no choices left.
     
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