User Tag List

Page 7 of 27 FirstFirst 1234567891011121314151617 ... LastLast
Results 121 to 140 of 526

Thread: irrational fear of flying

  1. #121
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    2,759
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    I bet 40 across is ramrod

    and 43 across is Rabat

    51 across is anole

    OK, I'll stop now. ;)

  2. #122
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Berkeley
    Posts
    1,010
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post




    It's the little things like a complimentary PNW microbrew or the view of a mountain (volcano) on a short flight that help make a difference regarding your perception of service.
    43 across: RABAT
    Last edited by nrs5000; 09-15-2016 at 09:41 PM. Reason: Mahouya beat me to it
     

  3. #123
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Pacific Midwest
    Posts
    4,715
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    BBC - Future - Stunning composite images show an armada of airliners

    This is an absolutely cool photo set of planes taking off at various airports.
    rw saunders
    everything is connected

  4. #124
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Pacific Midwest
    Posts
    4,715
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying



    Airport food has achieved a new level of excellence. "No thanks ma'am...I'll have the oatmeal."
    rw saunders
    everything is connected

  5. #125
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Pacific Midwest
    Posts
    4,715
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    A good read on the BBC for those who find the flying experience to be as frightful as I find airline food to be.

    BBC - Future - How to beat the fear of flying
    rw saunders
    everything is connected

  6. #126
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Pacific Midwest
    Posts
    4,715
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    I wish that I had this article to share with the smackmonkey who sat next to me last Friday from MSP-PIT. He boarded the plane and prior to take off, promptly dug into a large, greasy styrofoam container of General Tso's chicken, obviously fresh from the airport food court, and apologizing to all who would listen about the smell. The smell certainly didn't stop him from eating the slop and I felt badly for thinking bad thoughts, as he obviously doesn't participate in the VSalon food threads.

    BBC - Autos - Food, feet and farts
    rw saunders
    everything is connected

  7. #127
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    13,115
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    I wish that I had this article to share with the smackmonkey who sat next to me last Friday from MSP-PIT. He boarded the plane and prior to take off, promptly dug into a large, greasy styrofoam container of General Tso's chicken, obviously fresh from the airport food court, and apologizing to all who would listen about the smell. The smell certainly didn't stop him from eating the slop and I felt badly for thinking bad thoughts, as he obviously doesn't participate in the VSalon food threads.

    BBC - Autos - Food, feet and farts
    I ride in the back more than most people would imagine and I sympathize with this.

    Earphones, good podcasts or music or movies, and eyeshades are your friend.

    Use the lav before you enplane, have a bottle of water onboard, don the eyeshades and earbuds. Tune in and tune out. This works best with a window seat.
     

  8. #128
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    1,084
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    I like to fly on Christmas day, because the tickets are cheaper and the airports and roads are less crowded. I wonder though, are the less experienced pilots stuck working on the holiday, or does the holiday pay attract pilots from across the spectrum?
     

  9. #129
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Pacific Midwest
    Posts
    4,715
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying



    ^ Naah...SAAB will tell you...you should be in good shape.
    rw saunders
    everything is connected

  10. #130
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tejas
    Posts
    1,105
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    No fear of flying here, but boy oh boy, my last trip from EWR to IAH was the worst travel experience of my life.

    United Airlines can go pound sand.
     

  11. #131
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    13,115
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    Quote Originally Posted by bcm119 View Post
    I like to fly on Christmas day, because the tickets are cheaper and the airports and roads are less crowded. I wonder though, are the less experienced pilots stuck working on the holiday, or does the holiday pay attract pilots from across the spectrum?
    There was no holiday pay at my last company, nor is there any at my current company. There's probably some truth to the idea that pilots with lower seniority fly on holidays but that's certainly not universally true. And low seniority doesn't mean inexperience. The guy who sat next to me in training has over 20,000 hours, most of them as a captain but when his airline died a few years ago he was starting over at square one. He'll likely be working on Christmas and he's exactly the kind of pilot you want flying you around.

    I'm fairly low seniority at my current place but I am not all that inexperienced. I'm flying to PHX on Christmas day if anyone wishes to come along. I was fairly senior at my last company and frequently flew on holidays because having them off wasn't worth the compromises for the bidding for the rest of the month. I'm single and being at home alone on holidays is the worst thing. I'd rather work.

    Low seniority and lack of experience aren't the same thing. Besides, some of the best pilots I've flown with were fairly new people. Much better adherence to policy and procedures and a much lower level of overall complacency.

    Anyway, you mention you fly on Christmas because of cost. There is no price for safety but I don't think flying on Christmas is any less safe than any other day in late December.

    My advice never changes: Fly early in the day and fly direct whenever possible.
     

  12. #132
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Khen-Tuck-ee, USA
    Posts
    1,680
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    Zerohourposter.jpeg
    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    ^ Naah...SAAB will tell you...you should be in good shape.
    Zero Hour is the source for "Airplane", screenplay is nearly verbatim.
     

  13. #133
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    1,106
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    Going through some family stuff I came across a toy DC-7 my father sent me from Japan in 1960. It got me curious so I checked out Wikipedia:

    Douglas DC-7 - Wikipedia

    Douglas DC-7 - Wikipedia

    It's like new cars vs. old cars; new are infinitely better in every way but I have oodles of wonderment at what humans were able to build and do before micron level machining, turbines and GPS.
    Pressurized, 360 mph cruise, 28,000 ft service ceiling, all via piston engines! And even trim tabbed for straight and level, like a fixed gear, you really did fly it the whole way. Adjusted for the knowledge of the time I, in a way, find that more impressive than what we can do today.
    John Clay
    Tallahassee, FL
    My Framebuilding: https://www.flickr.com/photos/21624415@N04/sets

  14. #134
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Pacific Midwest
    Posts
    4,715
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    I caught the redeye this morning from SEA-DTW...connecting to PIT in an hour. I made my usual stop at the Illy coffee shop and my ears pick up a song from the player piano near the fountain...Led Zeppelin's Black Dog.

    "Hey, hey mama said the way you move gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove"...the new airport music.

    I shouldn't be surprised though, as I built a college chapel a few years ago and the carillon installer programmed Hey Jude to play on Saturdays at noon. The faculty and staff were all over it but most of the kids had no idea.

    No kidding, the piano is now playing the Beatles' Fixing a Hole...perhaps I'll have another cofffee.
    rw saunders
    everything is connected

  15. #135
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Pacific Midwest
    Posts
    4,715
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    Piling on today. For you air industry and travel buffs, this is the show...PBS's City in the Sky. First episode of a season which just started.

    Watch Full Episodes Online of City in the Sky on PBS | Ep. 1 | Departure
    rw saunders
    everything is connected

  16. #136
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    1,106
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    United captain shows up in street clothes and goes a little coo-coo with the passengers! Nothing irrational about getting off of that flight. The good news is that she was removed and replaced before departure.
    A United pilot ranted about Trump, Clinton and divorce. Her passengers fled. - The Washington Post
    John Clay
    Tallahassee, FL
    My Framebuilding: https://www.flickr.com/photos/21624415@N04/sets

  17. #137
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    1,740
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    and then, we have this:

    WATCH: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight | NJ.com

    way to go United. wtf are they thinking?

  18. #138
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    North Shore, MA
    Posts
    1,432
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    and then, we have this:

    WATCH: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight | NJ.com

    way to go United. wtf are they thinking?
    Insane…While banging my head trying to figure what could justify this action, I’m thinking... maybe the doctor’s name was on a no fly list---someone panicked and figured this was the best (and “stealth”) way to remove him, and cover for their blunder...which turned into a bigger blunder! Not trying to make excuses, just trying to apply some kind of logic to a total mess!

    I’m also thinking the Doctor & lawyers will take enough $ away from United to pay for private jet rental for the rest of his life!
     

  19. #139
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Pacific Midwest
    Posts
    4,715
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    The report that I read said that United was trying to make room for a connecting crew and they needed four volunteers to take another flight. Nobody was willing to get off of the plane so they "randomly" chose this fellow and his wife as two of the folks to leave...United's comments not mine (see below). I hope that the gent gets a lifetime pass on United after this event and I agree that he will receive compensation upon enlisting a competent attorney.


    "After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate," the airline added. The chief executive of United, Oscar Munoz, has since made a statement on Twitter: "This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologise for having to re-accommodate these customers." "Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened. "We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve the situation," he added.
    rw saunders
    everything is connected

  20. #140
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Concord, NH
    Posts
    1,928
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: irrational fear of flying

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post
    and then, we have this:

    WATCH: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight | NJ.com

    way to go United. wtf are they thinking?
    Now I have a very rational fear of flying.
     

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 210
    Last Post: 10-05-2018, 08:42 PM
  2. Replies: 144
    Last Post: 02-07-2015, 03:55 PM
  3. I fear Ma Nature
    By TJ in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-17-2010, 08:27 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •