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     Home »  General Discussions »  A bit nervous at the moment!
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     Wednesday, March 21 2007 @ 06:52 PM EDT
    I'm a bit nerous at the moment - I just checked the Heathrow (London) departures - and my daughter's plane as just taken off - bound for Melbourne Australia via Kuala Lumpur.

    She's flown before but at twenty-one is flying on her own for the first time. She staying with a University friend who has taken a year off working her way around the World.

    She's taking three weeks off so they can both explore a little bit of Australia.

    It's really amazing as when I was 21 - in 1967 would you believe! a trip to London was thought of as a great adventure - and a week in a caravan in Wales was a big holiday.

    I'll get into trouble for posting this so try and keep it quiet - here's a picture from last Summer when Rosalyn got her Degree:-


    Cheers, daveac

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     Wednesday, March 21 2007 @ 07:19 PM EDT
    You look very proud (and rightly so)!

    Those long flights are torture... I flew to Singapore from Alabama via Los Angeles & Tokyo two years ago and made the trip again via New York & Frankfurt this past July. Thank goodness for my MP3 player and Singapore Airline's in-seat entertainment or I would've gone mad on those 12-hour flights!

    Did you say "74,384,338 to 1 against"? That's my lucky number!
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     Wednesday, March 21 2007 @ 09:01 PM EDT
    I can barely handle the nine hour flights to Germany to visit my wife's family. I hear about the 12-19 hour flights to other places and I can't image how people survive, particularly if they're flying in coach. A friend used to be able to bump us to business class occassionally and that made the trip there not so bad. Long coach flights are brutal.

    Make sure Rosalyn's return flight doesn't pass any Dharma Initiative islands. Wink

    I'm going "Full Circle" and putting my avatar back to what it was when I first joined. :)
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     Wednesday, March 21 2007 @ 09:29 PM EDT
    I agree.

    I usually fly British Airways when I go home which is a 10 hour flight which leaves Dallas at 4:30 p.m. and arrives in Gatwick at 07:30 the next morning.

    I (of course) can never sleep!

    I use B.A. not for any other reason than they can make a cup of tea and have English chocolate American chocolate sux) freely available which makes the flight bearable for me (if not for my waistline.)

    This November I will be returning for my parents 50th anniversary and taking my four year old son (Gavin) for his first plane ride and his first look at his fathers homeland. Of course it is when I get to play the Doctor shifting back and forth 6 hours on each journey.

    Gavin (in case you are wondering) has been brought up properly and is already a big Who fan but has some difficulty with the regenerations.... Took him a long time to accept the 10th Doctor. He even watches from behind the couchSmile

    Forget the shooty dog thing!
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     Thursday, March 22 2007 @ 04:14 PM EDT
    I won't fly at all. Damn the statistics. I flew back and forth to Cuba once and just about went mental.

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     Thursday, March 22 2007 @ 06:23 PM EDT
    Don't be nervous - the long haul planes are pretty nice!! I flew coach Chicago to Auckland on Qantas and every seat had its own telly complete with video games. It wasn't so bad.

    Except, you really don't smell that great when you finish up. It's amazing how funky you can get just sitting on an airplane for 13 hoursWink

    If Worzel Gummidge and the Third Doctor had a fist fight - who would win?
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