Worst Flying Experience/Aircraft I have Flown in
Worst Flying Experience
While on my last cruise, I developed a nasty head cold the last few days. The day we disembarked, I had a particularly bad runny nose, and spent the day at Sea World while waiting for our flight home to Connecticut. While at Sea World, I kept a supply of paper towels with me to take care of the constant drip. On the flight home, we were over Long Island, NY when we began our initial approach into Bradley. When the plane dipped its nose, I felt the mucus in my cheek sinus cavities move into my ears, while making a crackling noise. I could not unclog it, and my ears were popped for at least a week due to this.
I understand that is not a major issue, but I have stayed informed and do my homework while traveling. Not a whole lot is unexpected when I fly.
Aircraft I have flown in
McDonnell Douglas DC-9 5 Legs
Boeing 737 (various models) 10 (I think!!!!)
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 6 legs
Boeing 767 3 legs
ATR-72 (turboprop) 2 legs
Airbus A320 1 leg
Saab 340 (turboprop) 1 leg
ATR 42 (turboprop) 1 leg
Fairchild 328 Jet 1 leg
Canadair C-100 Regional Jet 5 legs
Canadair C-700 Regional Jet 1 leg
Boeing 757 5 legs
Cessna 152 (single engine trainer) 1 leg
Wow, now that was a challenge! I had to count each multiple times. I should have had paper, but if there is anyone savy enough to try this, I welcome it, and would enjoy seeing the aircraft you have flown on.
Of those planes, I do have some favorites. I would have to say that my favorite aircraft to fly in is the Boeing 757 and MD-80. Both are very comfortable, and the 757 is just fast. It climbs very well! I enjoy the 2-3 seating arrangement in the MD-80 and being the plane junkie I am, I enjoy sitting about 2/3 of the way back and hearing those fuselage mounted Pratt and Whitney JT8D engines spool up.
I look forward to seeing the responses.