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i love flying especially the take off!!! some people may feel scared whilst flying and sometimes even refuse to enter the plane. how do u feel about flying? your views would be kind.

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I love flying, its right now as far as I am concerned the safest means of transport and it is faster.

Now the few experiences I wouldn't like to remember, I was on one Lagos bound flight from Abuja

one evening.

As we approached Lagos, the pilot said,and I quote 'ladies and gentlemen we are approximately 50miles away

from Lagos, and the weather condition reports, some slight storm in Lagos and the Control tower

permits the use of one runway to monitor traffic inflow, as you know we have International flights

are traffic also on queue, for now we are number 12 on the queue, not to worry in a short while

we would take our turn for landing, meanwhile just sit back relax and enjoy the flight, thank you'. unquote.

Now after about 30mins he now said we were number 5 on the queue for landing, meanwhile for

most of the flight part of the flight there this fog not the weather,visibility was poor, though was not

my first time flying but I find it strange, but we landed safely almost 55mins behind schedule.

Another experience I was on a flight from Joburg just about two hours into the flight, we had info

from the Captain after about 10min turbulence, no rain, no storm and no cloud was a very clear

weather, saying, 'ladies and gentlemen we are experiencing what is known as clear turbulence which

we would be flying through for sometime, and there is really nothing that can be done about it,

you just sit back relax and enjoy the rest of the flight. Thank you', unquote.  This was a day flight

so that was even cool by me.

We flew this turbulence for most part of the flight. On our approach into to Lagos we hovered just

about 10min around Lagos airspace and finally landed SAFELY.

The third experience,I was on flight from London Heathrow terminal 3, it was a night flight, after we

all boarded and were all seated and waiting, there was no announcement until after about 40mins

and then we where told that computer that was used in updating the passenger baggage CRASHED

and so they had to offload and carry out the process MANUALLY the process really lasted, we

eventually departed about 1.30min behind schedule.

There is really nothing any passenger can do about it, the Captain cannot fly until he has at least

an almost if not accurate weight he is about carrying.

They do not compromise safety standards.

While still on ground it was already wet and still drizzling, we took off and about an 1hr into the

flight may because the the Captain knew that the weather was not looking good ahead, he didnt

bother us with talking after take off. We already had our dinner at this time and we noticed the

seat belt on, and we started the stormy turbulent trip for the next 4hours into the flight.

Though the plane was a big Jumbo Jet 747, it was tossed as though it was a toy plane, it was not a

pleasant experience at all, the flight crew tried switching on the entertainment device it was not stable

and was no good, so had to switch it off for most part of the flight. It was morning as we approached

Nigerian airspace and we eventually landed SAFELY amidst the so called clear turbulence. And for the

first time all the passengers CLAPPED for the for the Captain and those who could not even say a word,

could now talk and liaise with other passengers.

In a situation like this the Captain needed absolute concentration with his team, he could really

not make too much use of the Autopilot as he needed to really take some control. 

I would usually have any interesting novel to read or something and could not sleep during this flight,

ordinarily I watch almost all the movies till I arrive my destination. 

I am sharing this experience because, as soon as you enter your flight just commit your trip to

God and then sit back, relax and enjoy your flight , do you know that safety your journey

by road and by air is not in your hand no matter how careful you might be.

Be positive about your flight, Lord take control of this trip should be your trip and consider it done.

Accidents happen and it is very far less by air. Once you are in the aircraft and the doors are shut,

there is really nothing you can do about it, just be positive that you will arrive your destination.Period,

Have you heard of the word, there is Power of Positive Thinking, think positive.

The take off and landing are very important part of flying, have you noticed that the whole cabin

is becomes silent. Normally I love sitting by the window watching the clouds, take off and landing,

other planes afar off and watching small planes far flying below the much bigger planes.

   

I would choose to fly any day and any time. This is very few instances considering my frequent flying.

Always choose the closing word of the Captain as up there is really nothing you can do about it.

Commit your trip to God, Road, Rail, Air, River or Sea. You have a pleasant journey.

Traveling by road is a nightmare especially in my lovely Naija.

Fear is simply [b]F[/b]alse [b]E[/b]vidence [b]A[/b]ppearing [b]R[/b]eal

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Wow! you scuba dive? that must be an awesome experience, how does it feel at the bottom of the ocean?

i can't even swim well.

The eardrum ought to have healed fully, but probably because of your diving, it gets under the pressure more often.

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I sort of have the same problem.  But mine is when the pressures starts.  Though just for a bit then it ceases.

I punctured my eardrum as a child so it hurts when the pressure is on.  Happens when i dive too.

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i love short hour flight bt long hour

flights are lyk prob to me

SHALOM

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i enjiy long haul than local flight cos of naija safety records

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i hate flying,i usually say my last prayer before i board.

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I do and dont enjoy flying. I cant sleep on a plane, ever because i guess i feel somewhat uneasy when flying but i would never stop flying because i still kinda like it, wierd, huh?

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NO CARRY ME LAUGH O NO B SMALL THING O, U NEED SEE CABIN CREW WEY DEY TALK SAY EVERYTHIN IS UNDER CONTRO AFTER LIKE 20 MINUTE DEM SELF BEGIN FEAR LIKE ANY OTHER PERSON ON BOARD, CHRISTIANS DEY SHOUT YA ALLAHU, MUSLIM DEY SHOUT IN JESUS NAME, COME SEE HUMAN WIWI FOR GROUND, THANK GOD SHA SAY THE PROBLEM SOLVE INSTEAD OF LANDING IN SOUTHAFRICA WE DID EMERGENCY LANDING IN LESOTHO,

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hunnnnnnnnnnnnnn, i fly 4-5 times in a week concidering the fact that i ave companies in 4 countries and been a fashion model i do alot of flying, but d koko b say i hate flying, i get serious phobia i get tired of sitting down for hours, i do alot of drinking of whisky on board just to keep my mind out of thining, i had once had a problem on board in year 2001 from lagos to j/bourg,southafrica on sudan air that almost crashed,

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I cannot stand road trips. My fear is morbid, though no longer relevant but I would rather not. Flying ensures I arrive at my destination early, looking elegant . I am not cut out for spending hours on the road when I can travel by air.

Slowly but surely, over the years, I have grown to hate road travel, too tedious. However I take really long drives if the landscape's worth it. Surely there must be a difference between road travel and really long leisure drives.

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Flying like 4 times every month is just too much but person no get choice at the moment now.

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I hate flying, it's phobia actually. I sort of say my last prayers prior to every take off. My problem is the sheer helplessness of all when problems develop mid air. I take sleeping pills on long hauls and read bad scripts to distract myself on home runs.

My worst day was one day we were asked to hang on and hover over Abuja due to VIP movement. I'd go everywhere by road if that is possible and expedient. I have prayed over the phobia but it is still there. Watching NATGEO makes thins even worse for me.

God dey sha.

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I'm not so much a fan of flying especially in smaller jets but i'd rather that than drive 4-5 hrs all the time. I fly every 2 weeks so it helps i've learned to conquer my of flying in inclement weather. Now i sleep thru the flight or play on the computer.

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Lol i used to fly all the time in naija. It helped that i knew engineers who flew anytime i flew

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^^^ I will never fly in Nigeria! I rather take the bus or something

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Lol i know. Even what you mean about the maintenance. Some of the planes look like they'd fall apart in the sky.

Even as i love flying, i'm usually always asleep when i fly. I dunno what's it about planes, even if it's an hour's flight, as soon as i sit down, i'm asleep.

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I love flying. Considering the state of the motorways for instance Lagos to Abuja ideally it should take 6hrs but it takes 8-9hrs. on board any plane from lagos to FTC max is 1hr 15mins.

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i love it. Kinda like swimming in air.

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YES. but i don't like flying domestic flight during day time.

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wow u are very brave!!!!!

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Taking flying lessons? You guys are brave. No way Jose for me on that

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^^^ I'm envious

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I do love flying. My dream is to actually fly a Fighter Jet someday. I'm obsessed with them.

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^^^^^^^^ then way do u fly so much if you hate it??

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More recently, I have been flying on average twice a month airplanes and helicopter. The more I fly, the more I hate it.

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