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14 October 2016 @ 01:27 pm
flist friday (October 14th 2016)  
It's almost time for Eric and I to leave the States.

We're going to fly out of Miami on Monday evening but, before that, we have like a 21 hours drive... I'm quite nervois because I'm not sure how we're going to make it. Eric wants to leave tomorrow morning at 6 am and he wants to get to St Simons Island to spend a day with his brother and help him a little bit with the damages Hurricane Matthews did to their property that, luckily, were minor... it's just a matter to clean up the yard and some other little things! So we're going to spend sunday on the island and leave on monday morning super early to get to Miami that is like a 7 hours drive (so Eric wants to drive for 14 hours on the first part of our trip... Nonsense!) but we have to stop to Fort Lauderdale to drop off a lot of stuff to our Storage Unit... I'm quite nervous about it even if our flight is at 8 pm... I know we're going to make it but I don't know how smoothly is going to go! I would leave tonight and drive for like 4 hours but his mother is... well... Don't let me start again on the matter!

So - since I'm updating my infos on the KML website - the question for this FList Friday is:


Do you like to fly or you're scared of planes?
How do you feel prior to a flight? Do you get anxious or you feel pretty relaxed?
How do you get ready for your flight? How long before the time/day of departure you start to get ready?

I am insane when it comes to travel in general, but when I have to fly I reach another lavel of insanity! I love it and I don't feel anxious when I'm on the plane but I get anxious when I have to get to the airport, so I'm always there at least 4 hours prior to my flight... I've never been scared to fly... and I actually enjoy being at the airport and the whole experience. I get ready days before my flight. I start packing at least 2 days before I have to leave and my sutcaises are super organized. I separate into zip lock bags all that I'm carry on my carry-on so the check in goes very smoothly. I print 3 copies of my tickets (4 if I'm travel with Eric) I charge all my devices and I have extra chargers with me. I always carry in my carry-on:
-Passport/Wallet/Marriage Certificate (if they give me trouble for the fact I have a different lastname on my passport and on my green card... I can't change my last name in Italy :( )
-iPhone and iPod
-My Laptop + A flashdrive and an external HD filled with movies and shows
-A change of clothes in case they loose my suitcase
-My bose noise cancellating headphones and 2 set of earphones
-2 books
-Some makeup, tissues and baby wipes
-Other random things

I'm looking forward your answers! Have a GREAT Friday!
 
 
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*°• Amanda •°*: cherrycherrytattoo77 on October 14th, 2016 05:44 pm (UTC)
I love to travel & my preferred method is flying. I love to fly. I also like to take a ride off the interstate to take in the sights, but for long distances I'd rather fly than drive.
Ery-chan: David Tennant (Photoshoot)erychan86 on October 14th, 2016 05:51 pm (UTC)
I agree... for longer distances it's always better to fly... I love driving too but 14 hours in a car seems more like a job than a journey...

Also I can't read on a car because I get car sick so it gets boring if I'm not driving...
*°• Amanda •°*cherrytattoo77 on October 14th, 2016 06:49 pm (UTC)
I agree. Anything longer than 6 hrs, Imma fly!
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 18th, 2016 11:53 am (UTC)
yep!
*°• Amanda •°*cherrytattoo77 on October 18th, 2016 12:19 pm (UTC)
Hey dear, I notice you haven't added me as a mutual friend. If you don't want to that's fine, I was just going through my profile yesterday and happened to notice it!
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 18th, 2016 12:26 pm (UTC)
WHAT? WOW Thank you for noticing... I was wondering actually why you weren't posting xD

I'm so sorry I often use LJ from my iPhone so I must have clicked and not confirmed or God knows what happened in the chaos of the friending meme!

I'm adding you RIGHT now! Thanks again for noticing!!!
*°• Amanda •°*cherrytattoo77 on October 18th, 2016 01:25 pm (UTC)
Haha, I was like, dang it didn't take long to scare her off!

I do the same thing sometimes, that's why I was checking to make sure that I added everyone that I said I would!

Thanks for the add!
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 18th, 2016 07:35 pm (UTC)
I usually check too... Something must have gone wrong! THANK YOU very much for making me notice it... I felt so guilty... I turned on my Mac at the airport to be extra sure to do it right!!!
*°• Amanda •°*cherrytattoo77 on October 18th, 2016 07:36 pm (UTC)
no worries!
Renéerogueslayer452 on October 14th, 2016 07:00 pm (UTC)
Do you like to fly or you're scared of planes?
I generally like flying. I'm not scared of the planes so much than the worst case scenarios that accompanies them (and because I'm someone with anxiety those are usually what circulate through my head at the most random times), but the majority of the time I don't mind flying. I just hate long flights, which is inevitable when you have to travel a long way. Also, I always prefer the window seat. ;)

How do you feel prior to a flight? Do you get anxious or you feel pretty relaxed?
Most times, I just feel tired. Though I do get anxious when doing all the security stuff at the airport.

How do you get ready for your flight? How long before the time/day of departure you start to get ready?
I always get ready the day before. I always double and triple check everything, and have everything packed and ready to go.
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 18th, 2016 11:56 am (UTC)
I'm a window seat person too! Eric loves the aisle so when we're traveling together we have to flip a coin... But I always let him sit in the aisle seat because he's tall so he needs it!!! I love the window because i can lay on it and sleep and then look outside and take pictures :D

I think often at the worst case scenario too and about how to save my phone (for some WEIRD reason... Like I could call someone if we land on a desert island LOL)
verdande_mi: pic#122309054verdande_mi on October 14th, 2016 09:13 pm (UTC)
I hope the travels go well, both the drive and the flight :) :)

I don’t like to fly, but I’m not scared. I am a little uneasy at take-off and landings, and I don’t like to dwell on the fact that I’m in a damn tube high up in the air, but I’m calm and relaxed. I haven’t flown a lot, so I am sure that is where some of my unease comes from. I don’t choose not to travel by plane and I don’t dread having to travel my plane when I go to London next year. I had a really bad experience when I flew to Australia and got sick, but otherwise I haven’t had any trouble with traveling by plane.

I check passport and money often! I think a lot beforehand, but I don’t start packing a long time before leaving. A day or two perhaps. Depends on how long I am staying away from, but I’m quite relaxed in this manner. I am a rubbish packer though. I always pack too much and I do not look forward to packing for my London-trip. I like to be at the airport in a good time. I don’t like the stress of having to rush. I’m not good at keeping a clear head in such situations and I prefer a clear head when I travel. It’s stressful because I have to deal with being around many people and I just don’t want any added stress.
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 18th, 2016 11:58 am (UTC)
I LOVE packing! And I'm super organized! I can help! I'll fly there and pack for you!

I can't wait for you to visit London! You're going to love it so much!
Chelsea: Halloween → The Great Pumpkinsictransits on October 14th, 2016 11:54 pm (UTC)
I don't like to fly but I wouldn't say I'm scared too either. I do get anxious at takeoff, and maybe for the first 20 minutes or so. But after that i calm down. If it's a really turbulent flight I'm anxious the whole time.

It's great that you love to fly! But yeah getting to the airport can be stressful.
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 18th, 2016 12:00 pm (UTC)
Getting to the airport is the worst! I'm lucky I've never had a very turbulent flight! This one I just have had some shaky moments but it was quite alright and I slept most of the time anyway xD
Julie: TRC ★ kurogane x fairagnarok_08 on October 15th, 2016 02:10 am (UTC)
For longer distances, it's definitely better to fly on a plane, but I do get a little uneasy with take-offs and landings.

I usually get ready for flights by getting to the airport hours in advance and packing as lightly as I possibly can.
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 18th, 2016 12:01 pm (UTC)
Packing lightly is always a good idea! Everything goes more smoothly... :D
Miss Ashley: [indiana jones]imagine_peace on October 15th, 2016 05:27 am (UTC)
That sounds stressful! I hope it all goes well anyway.

Seems like you get super prepared, that's awesome!

I like to fly pretty much, though I haven't in almost ten years. I love to travel! I get a little anxious before flying but it passes. I wouldn't consider myself a nervous flyer. I would definitely want to be early and on time, so I can relax before the flight.
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 18th, 2016 12:02 pm (UTC)
Yep, I agree... Always be there extra early... Airports are nice anyway... :D
♔ ʀ а с н: girl ≡ beaniefearless on October 15th, 2016 08:41 am (UTC)
I'm so the same with flying, I love it!
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 18th, 2016 11:50 am (UTC)
It's the best :D
Meredith: Better Off Tedxfirefly9x on October 15th, 2016 09:48 am (UTC)
Do you like to fly or you're scared of planes? Both. :D
How do you feel prior to a flight? Do you get anxious or you feel pretty relaxed? Somewhere in between.
How do you get ready for your flight? How long before the time/day of departure you start to get ready? Only been on a few flights, but usually we get there 1-2 hours before boarding time. And I tend to pack a few days in advance, and then do a last minute check/pack anything else the night before.
Ery-chanerychan86 on October 18th, 2016 11:53 am (UTC)
I check my things so many times before leaving the house/the hotel room! I'm a freak LOL!