Flight Plans  

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
10/1/2005 7:24 pm

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Flight Plans

In 2003, I was fortunate to be able to go on a trip to Guatemala that I loved. We arrived in Guatemala City safely then early the next morning we took off for Tikal Ruins. We road the airlines and encountered turbulance (we = the people I travelled with for the delegation from the Church group I went with). We felt the plane drop suddenly in the air and we found ourselves praying that we make it to the airstrip okay. We did and were so eternally grateful.

It was nothing like the Flight Plan movie with Jodie Foster. I hope that you get to see the movie. The movie’s plot is twisted enough that you have no idea until towards the end how it might end - at one point in the movie, you are wondering if she might be making everything up or dreaming this whole scheme and the heartwrenching emotions of losing a child were definately felt. I went to see the movie with my daughter tonight and she seemed to enjoy it as well, although she is into the much more scarier movies like the Saw 2 movie about to come out.

I think I would certainly like to have someone like Jodie’s character in the airplane with me who is that knowledgeable about the planes. Aside from flying back to Guatemala City from Tikal… and from Guatemala City to Houston when we were done with our 2 week trip in Guatemala, I haven’t flown much since then. It isn’t that I don’t want to; I just haven’t made much opportunity to fly with my working all the jobs that I do now.

I do so look forward to making additional travel arrangments soon (when my schedule balances out a bit). I have plans to go to Ecuador someday....maybe to some other states as well that I haven’t visited yet (mostly mid-central states). Any suggestions for some flight plans????



TxRose


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
10/3/2005 6:10 pm

TongueLoverMike - That would be nice; I'd like that.

TxRose


rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
10/3/2005 7:26 am

Oh, I flew Continental from Houston to Guatemala and back. The flight inner Guatemala to the Tikal Ruins and back was via the Tikal airlines. Continental's flight in and out of Intercontinental Bush Airport was fine ... other than not being able to land in Houston because of the rain!

I had a similar experience on another smaller airline in Colorado going to and from Gunnison from Denver. Something about those smaller planes; you'd think it would be the other way around!

TxRose


DefiniteTrouble 50F

10/2/2005 5:30 am

First, ew...avoid Houston Hobby. It gives me the creeps, lol. I don't know why...just does.

I fly American mostly because of the business comps I receive, but I prefer Southwest. I've always found their flights more relaxing. It seems like every time I've flown into Dallas, Austin, or Houston, there's been a tremendous amount of lightening, bumps, and drops involved. The Southwest crew have always been more than gracious and calming during these tense moments, and the pilots handle such situations with great skill.

As far as foreign airliners, I'd do a little investigating if I were you about their regulations and safety records.

Always ask questions about anything that concerns you regarding your flight.

And I suggest taking along a CD player with soothing music...always helps me to settle my nerves and keeps me from having to chat with others when I'm not in the mood, lol.


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