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Do you anticipate taking a plane to your vacation destination this year?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
41% 666
No
 
33% 538
I won’t be taking a vacation this year
 
21% 337
Not sure
 
3% 48
Total 1589

Comments

grammaddy 4 years, 8 months ago

I have never flown and after 9/11 I never will. If I can't get there by boat, train, bus or car, I don't need to go.

mom_of_three 4 years, 8 months ago

I was terrified of flying for years, but I finally flew for the first time last year. I was scared, but I have flown again since. I try not to change planes, as takeoffs are the worst for me. Hate turbulence as I seem to be the only person who gets ill from it. We are hoping to take a vacation at the end of the summer and will probably fly. Not sure if I can stand flights longer than a couple of hours.

Liberty275 4 years, 8 months ago

Flying is pretty cool. Ask your doctor for a prescription of xanax. It takes the edge off.

slowplay 4 years, 8 months ago

You are more likely to die from the flu than an airline crash.

Average annual totals over a 20 year period. Killed in car accidents 42,116 Killed by the common flu 20,000 Killed by murders 15,517 Killed in airline crashes 120

mom_of_three 4 years, 8 months ago

I was like you grammaddy, but I finally did. I was petrified. The kid who went with me, who had never flown, LOVED IT. One of these days, I hope to make it to Hawaii. But I hate long flights.

Chris Ogle 4 years, 8 months ago

Nope, not this year...... had to sell my plane

jonas_opines 4 years, 8 months ago

China's a little too far to drive to.

Not really a vacation, bit it's the only place I'm going.

grammaddy 4 years, 8 months ago

IF god had meant for me to fly, she would have given me wings. i love riding the train.

RoeDapple 4 years, 8 months ago

Dang! I worked nights for years but wasn't born with headlights!

Liberty275 4 years, 8 months ago

If imaginary god meant for you to roll, he would have given you wheels.

mom_of_three 4 years, 8 months ago

I dont think the fear is irrational. However, it does take a certain resolve and frame of mind to get over it.

RoeDapple 4 years, 8 months ago

I am afraid of intergalactic travel although as of this date there have been no known cases of human deaths as a result.

Liberty275 4 years, 8 months ago

We might go to meteor crater and the grand canyon in the fall. It depends on how much we have left after upgrading the engine/drivetain in the vette. 12 seconds or bust.

Kathy Getto 4 years, 8 months ago

Yes, of course we are flying. Virginia this year.
bcman - that is a beautiful place to visit. I just love that area. There was a little place called Gilbert's in Portland last time we were there. Huge steaming bowl of mussels - the best! Have fun!

trinity 4 years, 8 months ago

if i can just remember where i left my keys to the plane...

headdoctor 4 years, 8 months ago

No, I would rather see the countryside. Besides if your flight is 8 hours or less, why bother. You will lose that much time just messing with using the plane. Oh, and Arizona wont be on my list of places to go.

geekyhost 4 years, 8 months ago

Flying has become a huge hassle. No liquids, pay for each piece of luggage, show up extra early, take your shoes off, etc, etc. When I can swing it time or money wise, I take the train. It's comfortable and luxurious compared to flying, and if you're only going to Chicago, it's really not that much longer. If I'm going to California, I'll fly though. I love the train, but not enough to spend three days on it.

Romans832 4 years, 8 months ago

I've been invited to a wedding in South Carolina on Memorial Day. A friend suggested leaving the driving to Greyhound. I've taken Greyhound on shorter trips, but hadn't considered it for this one. Rates round trip with 21-day advance purchase are just too sweet to pass up! The money I save on transportation can go towards a couple of nights at Motel 6 and a couple of days with a rental car.

Bassetlover 4 years, 8 months ago

Yes. Savannah!!! Would love to drive and take our time going through Tennessee and the Smokey Mountains, but have heard horror stories about the traffic in Atlanta. No thanks!

Bassetlover 4 years, 8 months ago

Yes. Savannah!!! Would love to drive and take our time going through Tennessee and the Smokey Mountains, but have heard horror stories about the traffic in Atlanta. No thanks!

Deja Coffin 4 years, 8 months ago

I think the only planned vacation we have this summer is to Branson so I doubt we'd need to fly. Although I'm hoping to see some flying rolls over at Lambert's on the way there!

scopi_guy 4 years, 8 months ago

Their food is good (and you won't go away hungry). But go about 2 hours before you think you'll be hungry because of the wait! The first time I went, I had no idea it was all you can eat and the waiter asked me if I wanted another chicken fried steak. It was so loud in there I couldn't hardly hear him so I just said 'yes', thinking he asked if I wanted more water. Big surprise when ANOTHER huge plate came a few minutes later. It was pretty late by the time we finally got to sit down and eat and by that time, the only rolls being thrown were at customer request.

Deja Coffin 4 years, 8 months ago

I've never been before so thanks for the suggestion about arriving early. We'll have a couple little ones with us so I'll make sure to bring a coloring book or two.

stinerides 4 years, 8 months ago

The best part of traveling is the getting there. My son and I will be backpacking near Mesa Verde Colorado, stopping along the way to camp,hike, bike, and consume every bit of being away from today's society we can. The last thing I would want to do is get on an overpriced, overcrowded plane with rude people and employees. Flying used to be fun, I wish my son could have experienced that.

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