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JandaO Jul 14th, 2003 09:23 AM

When do you finally breathe?
When traveling,when do you feel that you can finally take a deep breath?

I can finally breathe when I get into the first hotel room and close the door. I sit on the bed and take a long slow sigh of relief. I made it, I am here !!!!

sheila Jul 14th, 2003 09:26 AM

When I get on the plane. It's out of my control then. (that, incidentlly, is a GOOD thing:))

Scarlett Jul 14th, 2003 10:09 AM

I think I feel the way Sheila does. Once we are on the plane, we are on the way and I am just happy with that! That is when I sit back, order a drink and relax:)

JackOneill Jul 14th, 2003 10:14 AM

Like Sheila and Scarlett, I normally breathe when I get on the plane (and it takes off).

If I have a long drive AFTER the plane touches down, I don't breathe until I get to my final destination.

Some people, however, claim I NEVER breathe.

This could explain why I'm purple so often.

jor Jul 14th, 2003 10:24 AM

The trip there is part of the journey. I brethe on the plane.

ira Jul 14th, 2003 10:27 AM


I find that if I don't breathe for more than a few minutes I get dizzy.

I'm sure I couldn't hold my breath for a transatlantic flight. 8)

ira Jul 14th, 2003 10:27 AM

Sorry, that was supposed to be 8}

jmv Jul 14th, 2003 10:32 AM

I just keep breathing throughout, but my husband says it's when he checks our baggage in for the flight over.

dln Jul 14th, 2003 11:02 AM

I can breathe when I get the airline tickets. I can wing everything on a trip--where to sleep, where to eat, what to do--but I sure as heck can't fly.

bobthenavigator Jul 14th, 2003 11:05 AM

The party starts at the first hotel--up till then it is grin and guts it out. I hate the flight--bad back you know.

grandmere Jul 14th, 2003 11:12 AM

When the plane reaches cruising altitude!

capo Jul 14th, 2003 11:27 AM

Like some others here, when I get on the plane.

Then, when I arrive at my destination, I find myself feeling like the title of Jean-Luc Godard's film about the love between a small-time hood wanted for killing a cop, and an American who sells the International Herald Tribune along the boulevards of Paris.

Degas Jul 14th, 2003 11:31 AM

I do it in stages: a little when I check my bags at the airport, a little more when the plane reaches crusing alitude, and a whole buncht when I get to my room in the hotel and there is plenty of hot water in the shower!

itlyen Jul 14th, 2003 11:59 AM

Apparently most are feeling very stressed when travel begins, if these postings are any indication. I used to think I was a bit nervous as a traveller, but by comparison I now see I was cool as a cucumber. What's going on that all of you are so worried? Anything specific, or just general worry? Serious question.

dln Jul 14th, 2003 12:03 PM

For me, it's the excitement and anticipation. I NEVER worry!!! (hehe)

JackOneill Jul 14th, 2003 12:07 PM

I'm concerned that the plane won't take off, thus causing all my best laid plans to go askew.

That there'll be seriously bad weather during the flight, thus causing me to not enjoy the oh-so-scumptious meal on the plane.

That I'll realize that I forgot to pack my underwear.

fuchchi Jul 14th, 2003 12:14 PM

I usually fly overseas so I can breathe when the plane is running at the point where you can barely feel it moving, sit back, drink my soda and what ever they give us to snack on. Its like 14 hours where you can do nothing, eat food, watch movies and be happy.

itlyen Jul 14th, 2003 12:25 PM

My only "worry" seems to be with airlines and agents - specifically making sure they don't screw up my reservations aftyer I make them. But that's kinda mild as a worry. I suppose the other one is luggage - age old issue - will it get there when I do. Even that works 99.9% of the time, so the worry is small there too. I still love to travel, and flying is as big a treat as ever. I guess I'm simply not worried, and for that I am grateful to me for giving me a break.

elaine Jul 14th, 2003 12:59 PM

I heave my big sigh and smile when I am seated on the plane and we take off.
I take out my silliest magazine, and I am on vacation and going to Europe!!
How lucky I am!

GreenDragon Jul 14th, 2003 01:38 PM

I guess I breathe easier in stages.
1. When I get my plane tickets
2. When we get through security at the airport ok
3. When the plane takes off
4. When the plane lands
5. When I get all my luggage
6. When we are in our hotel room.

Then I can completely relax and enjoy. I enjoy the journey as well as the trip, but there's always that niggle of worry until each of the major items (luggage, not crashing, etc.) gets resolved.

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