I think the one time on C-141 was my favorite trip ever. Such a lean, badass looking bird. I was freezing to death, and the plane was leaking fluid all over my ruck. I went and told one of the crew about the leak, and I was introduced to the phrase "if it's leaking, it still has fluid, no problem. Let me know if it stops leaking".I hate flying commercial. Got spoiled from years of travel in KC-135s, C-141s, C-5s and the occasional C-130. My favorite is the KC-135. Lay out my air matress and sleeping bag, back by the boom pod and sleep all the way to our destination.
But....I would miss you. Even if we met only once and you wouldn't let me eat with you because of a "scheduling conflict "
Maybe on the tiny regionals, but not on anything bigger. This was me, last week, flying to Dublin. I don't always get upgraded to business class on international flights, but it sure makes a difference when I do.Even first class on a commercial flight is like taking the city bus, fully packed, around town, for 4 hours in the blazing sun.
...noise-canceling headphones are a requirement on any public transport.Add the extra engine noise.
Agree with you on this one. Interpersonal etiquette is, unfortunately, nonexistent.People bumping into you or laying on you.
If you fly more than once a year, get TSA PreCheck. (And Global Entry if you fly internationally.)Waiting at the bus stop to board after being molested by a security guard.
This is why I carry on, 99% of the time.Dropped off at a bus stop 3 blocks from home and having to gather with other unfortunate passengers while they sort through piles of luggage, just to find yours.
To each, their own, I suppose.Forget the small chance of death on a flight. It's the rest of the unpleasantries that make flying something I only do when absolutely required. I'd rather be beat with a willow switch.
I will put you donwn as comfortable being herded like cattle, ran through chutes like cattle, being stalled like cattle. Has nothing to to do with “soft”. Most of us here were born and raised with lots of personal space, I cannot think of much of anything I have done that my personal space is so violated.Anyone who cries about flying commercial sure as hell better stay out of the "X people are so soft these days" threads.
These were on my last Lufthansa flight but not judging.C-17 ammo bird - lay on top of racks and get good sleep. Air Force MRE’s nice ride.
C130J - Sucks jammed in unbelievable drone 10 hours to get to the stain.
C-5 Luxury liner of the AF.
C-21 General Officer aircraft complete with a stewardess really. Best trip I have taken good food and drinks.
Commercial - Lufthansa Hott stewardess!
I fell for the TSA PreCheck shtick a few years ago, it resulted in being treated like a criminal on about 50% of my flights instead of all of them.Maybe on the tiny regionals, but not on anything bigger. This was me, last week, flying to Dublin. I don't always get upgraded to business class on international flights, but it sure makes a difference when I do.
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...noise-canceling headphones are a requirement on any public transport.
Agree with you on this one. Interpersonal etiquette is, unfortunately, nonexistent.
If you fly more than once a year, get TSA PreCheck. (And Global Entry if you fly internationally.)
This is why I carry on, 99% of the time.
To each, their own, I suppose.