What are your Travel Superstitions???

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    Curious to see what rituals and superstitions exist among travelers...

    I make sure that on flights going west to east that I sit on the right hand side of the aircraft and going east to west I'm on the left side. always sitting on the south side of the plane.

    On north-south / south-north legs, I always sit on the "east" side of the aircraft.

    Dont really know how it started, but thats the way its been for years.
     
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    I try not to be a passenger on aircraft whose engines do not work.

    I know, I know, it is an unfounded superstition, but still...

    ...actually, I like to listen to certain songs at different stages of a flight. Especially on an international flight, I like to listen to the entire Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album by Elton John because that is what I was listening to on my first flight to Paris, which was my first overseas flight. I especially like to hear the chorus of the song Bitter Fingers start just as the aircraft moves from its stationary position on the runway, accelerating to take off, as that was how it was randomly timed on that first flight to Europe years ago. I also like the atmospheric feel of the song immediately after that, Tell Me When The Whistle Blows, as the aircraft is in the air shortly after take-off.
     
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    you can never ever go wrong.
     
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    It's not really specifically a travel superstition, but this comes up most often when traveling. I think it is incredibly bad luck to ever put your hat on a bed. At home, I can always put a hat away (on the closet shelf where it belongs) when I take it off. I have never quite decided what the luck implications are if the hat is in luggage that is on the bed.
     
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    While not a superstition i try to finish all the champagne on airlines that serve something other than swill. I'm rarely successful, but I always try.
     
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  6. I must leave the house as clean as possible before leaving,
     
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    I do the same and I have all bills for the month paid. Not a superstition as much as I don't want to have to think about it during my trip.
     
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    an admirable endeavor!! A good goal is one that is never reached but can be alway pursued. Enjoy the challenge!
     
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    I always pat the plane before i board. I'm not sure if it is really superstition though, or just me thinking "this thing weighs like a million tons and is going to fly in the air"
     
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    This is not a superstition - it is a fact. If I buy a ticket for an airplane flight, it will be delayed. Crazy but true.
     
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    thats definitely superstition. Imagine what would happen if you didnt slap the plane when boarding [​IMG]....You would doom your fellow pax's!
     
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    Let me know what your travel plans are, I gotta make sure it fits in my schedule
     
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    I do this too....
     
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    So to better point this out. I am sitting at the airport right now and my flight is already delayed by 4 hours.... (working on an alternate right now)
     

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