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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    The plane model dorkery in this thread is amusing

    Never once in my life have I paid attention to the plane model number
    Quote Originally Posted by SkiDork View Post
    thats cause you're not an aviation fan.

    I've been one my whole life. I used to park next to 13L at JFK with my scanner and watch them come in for landing and take off. Pre 9/11 of course. Can't get enough. Thats why I'm so excited about flying the A380
    I'm not a big aviation fan. I just like to be comfortable. I try to make note of what plane I'm flying on so that when I'm picking seats on future flights I know what to expect. With my size even getting a seat with extra leg room doesn't make for a comfortable flight, it just makes it more bearable. So every little bit helps.

    I don't have much hope of ever flying 1st class, so I'll just have to optimize coach as best I can...
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    any seat going somewhere. I'm small so the only time I get bothered is in a seat that I have to share with a plus-plus size person that is sweaty!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiDork View Post
    thats cause you're not an aviation fan.

    I've been one my whole life. I used to park next to 13L at JFK with my scanner and watch them come in for landing and take off. Pre 9/11 of course. Can't get enough. Thats why I'm so excited about flying the A380
    Same, I actually have a private pilot's license that I got in high school. Haven't really flown (airplanes) since... too damn expensive. I stick with paragliding.

    I used to go to Bradley when I lived in CT, and when i went to college in MA i would go to the parking garage at logan and just watch the planes take off. I remember at the time (again, pre 9/11) my friend and I went to the control tower and asked if we could come up. They let us in and we go to chat with all the ATC guys in the tower. That would never happen today.

    Also, when I was a kid I used to religiously on every flight ask to meet the pilot. I remember flying to Germany on a 747 with Lufthansa when I was probably 10 or 11 years old. I went in to talk to the pilot and he banked the airplane for me left and then right. I remember it being so awesome watching the horizon tilt at that age and thinking this guy is banking a 747 just for my amusement.

    The good old days ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post

    I don't have much hope of ever flying 1st class, so I'll just have to optimize coach as best I can...
    When my wife and I flew home from our honeymoon we had a complimentary bump to 1st class. It was awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I actually have a private pilot's license .
    me too - worked on instrument rating but never finished it
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiDork View Post
    thats cause you're not an aviation fan.



    I've been one my whole life. I used to park next to 13L at JFK with my scanner and watch them come in for landing and take off. Pre 9/11 of course. Can't get enough. Thats why I'm so excited about flying the A380
    It's not so much not being a fan of flying, it's loathing public transportation in general.

    I guess I don't pay attention to the plane because when I book a flight it's about spending the shortest time in transit for the shortest dollar. Whatever expedia, kayak turns up to fit those criteria is what I fly.

    About the only time I ever got excited about a plane was when Jet Blue first came out and had the individual TVs with 25 channels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    The plane model dorkery in this thread is amusing

    Never once in my life have I paid attention to the plane model number
    If you fly a lot, it's not "dorkery". Anybody who flies a lot has SeatGuru bookmarked. If you're going to pick your own seat, why not pick a good one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    If you fly a lot, it's not "dorkery". Anybody who flies a lot has SeatGuru bookmarked. If you're going to pick your own seat, why not pick a good one?
    I've picked my seat plenty of times. It's a great feature. I just don't pay any attention to what kind of plane I'll be riding in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Same, I actually have a private pilot's license that I got in high school. Haven't really flown (airplanes) since... too damn expensive. I stick with paragliding.
    Got my private license during the summers while in college. Made use of it to take a day trip from NJ to Williamsburg to go to Busch Gardens and have had my share of "$100 hamburgers". Good times...

    Quote Originally Posted by SkiDork View Post
    me too - worked on instrument rating but never finished it
    I finished up my instrument rating and also picked up a commercial multi-engine at a military Aero Club. Got busy with family stuff so I haven't flown on a regular basis for almost 18 years. Unfortunately, it has become too expensive to keep current.

    As far as a seat on the plane is concerned, I'm partial to an aisle seat near or at the middle of the plane. I don't care about looking outside anymore and I like to be near an exit row but away from the service areas and restrooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Same, I actually have a private pilot's license that I got in high school. Haven't really flown (airplanes) since... too damn expensive. I stick with paragliding.

    I used to go to Bradley when I lived in CT, and when i went to college in MA i would go to the parking garage at logan and just watch the planes take off. I remember at the time (again, pre 9/11) my friend and I went to the control tower and asked if we could come up. They let us in and we go to chat with all the ATC guys in the tower. That would never happen today.

    Also, when I was a kid I used to religiously on every flight ask to meet the pilot. I remember flying to Germany on a 747 with Lufthansa when I was probably 10 or 11 years old. I went in to talk to the pilot and he banked the airplane for me left and then right. I remember it being so awesome watching the horizon tilt at that age and thinking this guy is banking a 747 just for my amusement.

    The good old days ....
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