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Old 10-18-2013, 02:31 PM   #61
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Thanks for that. BIL has had 3. First was a single engine(Piper), not sure of the model. His DW was afraid of the singe engine, so he bought a twin. She still didn't want to fly. He hated the cost of the twin, had told me he felt much safer in the single. So eventually he ended up with a '47 Cub. He loves it, after looking at some photos I have to find out if his is the 'Lock Haven' yellow.

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Fly frequently to Europe. Rather not take a boat.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:34 PM   #63
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I fly for business about 2-3 times per year and so does my wife for her j*b. We also fly for most of our annual vacations including two kids because its fast and time is money and we can't afford to waste 3-4 extra days driving. While there are inconveniences with flying as other posters have pointed out, I have managed how to minimize them for me and have " got a system down". Plus I hate to drive even worse. Too many idiots on the road. I'll take my shoes off for TSA any day over worrying about distracted drivers who are texting while speeding.

I usually fly SOuthwest and am near the first to board and I definitely use my drink tickets. Redbull and vodka will make you forget about the people around you, especially paired with your iPhone and some earbuds.

Now if I had a much larger NW I would just become a NetJets member!
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Fly frequently to Europe. Rather not take a boat.
One of my bucket list items for my ER vacations is to travel to Europe via a transatlantic ship crossing as was once common for the likes of the Vanderbilt's in the Gilded Age.
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I dislike flying intensely. I am afraid of every bump and jostle. I do it nonetheless when I need to, but I really try to avoid it.

The last time I flew anywhere was when we went on vacation to England 2 years ago. As we were flying back and I was nervous about every little bump, I told DH I didn't want to ever do it again unless I really had to.

During most of the last 20 years, DH and I have gone on driving vacations. When I was still working full-time I sometimes had to travel a lot. I still remember the year that I had to Salt Lake City 7 times.

During the last 15 years or so I was working I made it clear I didn't want to travel unless absolutely necessary. Any trip that was within a couple of hundred miles I would drive to.
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One of my bucket list items for my ER vacations is to travel to Europe via a transatlantic ship crossing as was once common for the likes of the Vanderbilt's in the Gilded Age.
Definitely on our bucket list. We have some time limitations right now so will have to wait, but I did check it out. Little pricey but what got me was the one way ticket on the plane for the other leg was same as a round trip! That'd be hard to stomach!

As for disliking flying re. the bumps and so forth...xanax is your friend!
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