I hate flying!

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  1. DiggerJon

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    I am now all packed and waiting to go up to Theifrow to fly to Uzbekistan for a Silk Route tour. Am I excited? Am I heck! A 2 hour train journey, a 1 hour coach journey to check in 3 hours before flying, queuing to be searched, walking miles, sitting for 10 hours in a cramped stuffy metal cylinder to be crumpled up and discharged to officialdom when exhausted. Oh yes, and who can sleep on a plane?
    Now, I have a comfortable motorhome sitting on the drive with all the comforts of home, no baggage restrictions ........You know what I mean!
    Why did I agree???? I think not again........
     
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    Empathise totally! But hope it's all worth it.
     
  3. Bellini

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    Know the feeling well.

    I used to fly regularly between the UK and Australia. Five times in one year. And all on economy tickets.

    To make things easier, I used to book exit or bulkhead seats to get decent legroom. I then drank a glass or two of white wine with my meal as it always makes me sleepy. Then I put those eye mask things on and cover myself from shoulders downwards in a blanket and try to doze. I often did 11 hour flights that way with no need for using the in-flight entertainment.

    Well, it worked for me.

    My biggest problem is turbulence. Scares me witless.
     
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    I don't think I have been in a plane since we got our motorhome in 2008.

    Can't say I have missed the queuing and faffing around.

    Hope you enjoy your trip though when you get there:thumb:
     
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    Nobody is forcing you to fly, are they?

    It's your own decision and therefore your own fault

    No sympathy
     
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    We had to fly when we went to USA in 2005, none of my maps showed a road crossing!
    But I agree, travelling in your own MH is far more relaxing
    Allan
     
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    I too find it difficult to sleep on a plane, the way round it for me is a couple of glasses of wine, put on the eye pads then wear some noise cancelling headphones. I invested in a really expensive pair and they have been worth it. Hope you enjoy your trip.
     
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    Necessary evil!

    I hate going to the dentist too! I regard flying as a necessary evil to go to places I want to see whilst I can. Now my "bucket list" is very short, it will probably exclude flying ever again! I didn't ask for sympathy, maybe just a bit of empathy.
     
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    Nope, doesn't compute
     
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    Flew last time 3 years ago .
    From Spain into Bristol, all 5 of us felt sick,
    So queuing up in the middle of the night in wet Bristol for passport control holding x2 sick kids throwing up all over the floor--I asked a green coat official if we could either go to a different queue or up to the front.
    She just looked at me like dirt and walked past.

    So , here's me holding x2 kids screaming /throwing up /tired/ wet/ people moaning about sick all over the floor around us/ I stood there and shouted aloud-

    "I WILL NEVER EVER FLY ON A F*&^%G AIROPLANE AGAIN EVER"

    And I never will, I would sooner drive or ride my bike--
    Why fly over 1000`s of miles at 500mph of interesting places to arrive at some boring , overpriced , hot, tourist hell hole --
    it`s the journey there that matter`s, not what`s at the end.
     
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    I love flying me........:BigGrin::BigGrin:

    :Wink:
    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Having travelled many thousands of miles in an aeroplane and even got off a few whilst moving I will only travel on one now if its an absolute must. I love flying, its all the messing about at each end that bothers me and why do I always get stuck next to someone with a cold or steaming drunk. The tables wont even come down far enough to put my coffee on now :Doh:.
     
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    Flying

    A man was cleaning out his loft when he found an old lamp. He rubbed it and out came a genie. He was told he could have 3 wishes. First the usual one. A million pounds. Then he said I have to go to America, and I hate flying, scared of ships in case they sink. So please build me a bridge, phew said the genie that's hard. Not sure i can do that. Not sure any genie could,, ,, ,, while I have a think let me know your 3rd wish, , please explain to me the workings of a women's mind, , , , , the genie said,, WOULD YOU LIKE LIGHTS AND A REST AREA ON THIS BRIDGE....:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Yes same problem, my belly gets in the way as well:Rofl1:
     
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    Not forgetting extra long, extra wide parking bays to facilitate parallel parking :Wink:
     
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    Love it:Rofl1:

    I had a similar experience when my daughter was about 18 months. She was teething and screamed all the way from Gatwick to Newquay, screamed the whole time at Newquay airport waiting for a flight to the Scilly Islands and then began puking everywhere.

    The number of people who gave us dirty looks:Eek!:

    A few Kiss my Ar$e's were muttered less than quietly:thumb:
     
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    Hi Digger
    We did the Silk route tour in 2011 with Odyssey Overland it was six months started in London and finished in Darwin australia . Spent three weeks in Uzbekistan great experience you can read our blog if you google " Overland Cruising " my user name is palaceboy and its under travellerspoint.
    If you need any advice on anything let me know
     
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    Just reread your first post your travel scenario sounds luxurious to some of the travel conditions on the Silk Route.You will enjoy the border crossings no end :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    That is some road trip :thumb:
     
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    Flying is Ace! Absolutely love it - instantly revert to a 5 year old!

    You usually get turbulence over the mountains this time of year as the seasons change, can be a bit rough on the wrong day - but you'll be fine! It is the technology that makes it feel rougher than it is, as the autopilot doesn't understand and reacts in milliseconds, making for a good old bone shaking.

    You only need to worry when the hostesses start to worry - and that has only happened once when flying - we all landed safely. Flying is excellent! :thumb:
     
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