June/July 2019 Jun 25, 2019 14:47:01 GMT
Post by yorkshiremouth on Jun 25, 2019 14:47:01 GMT
For me, I start with a fear of flying, so I jeopardise my trousers whenever there is turbulence inflight. I was given a tip many years ago - get into a seat over the wing, that’s where turbulence has its smallest effect. So that’s what I aim for. Strangely for someone afraid of heights, I feel a need to be able to see out and down towards the ground, so window seat is on my list. And I travel eastwards as per POSH - Port Out, Starboard Home. It saves sun blindness. I don’t need extra legroom, but I’d love to be able to pull my table down and not get a visible bruise on my belly!!! I’m not such a bad flyer these days, but I still grip my seat and seat frame for takeoff. Landing for some reason is comforting - I know we’re getting safer and safer the lower we go.
So I’m happy to pay for my seat of choice, window at the leading edge of the wing root, port out, starboard home. And I no longer get myself into a drunken haze in Departures.
All of which is undoubtedly rubbish. The real problem is they still don’t do 500mph trains to Skiathos. And won’t do in my lifetime.
Yes, but imagine the carnage of a 500mph train crash. That's about the same speed your plane is flying.
If there was a head on collision between two going in opposite directions it'd be close to Concorde hitting the ground.