You know you're addicted to aviation when...

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  1. rwoman
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    Hi Everyone,

    I got this in the Flight Aware (from Aviation Humor) newsletter and figured it was worth sharing ... :D

    You know you're addicted to aviation when...

    A few favorites:
    …you have to write a post about it.
    …you refer to cities by their Airport Code.
    I will admit I'm guilty fore more than one of them....lol

    What makes you an aviation/travel addict?

    :)robin
     
  2. cennas
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    ...you know by heart the runway numbers at the airports you most frequently visit and immediately know which one you're landing on or taking off from... :)
     
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    So many good ideas to add to my daily life!
     
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    May be a good thing or a bad thing but.....

    The TSO's at the security checkpoint at your home airport know you by name :eek: ;)
     
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    I am in trouble the, the list is long..... i will see if I can declassify it;)
     
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    I guess I don't qualify -- even for SFO (my home airport) I refer to them as "the long ones" and "the short ones" :(
     
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    A date which consists of plane spotting.... I guess I will be single for the rest of my life. :p
     
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    Just means you need to find the right one. :)
     
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    You know you addicted. When you can cite the flight number associated with airline when the given aircraft flies over head on take off or landing from your home airport

    Also when you. Refuse to fly a specific. Route because the aircraft type...

    Or when you book a roundabout way to get from point A to B. When a nonstop flight is an available option
     
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    I don't think it's addiction (in my case), but rather careful planning. I would have ended the year with about 120 UA EQM above 100k on Dec 26 if they hadn't rebooked me into full Y in November, thus ruining my careful plan that, yes, had led me to book SFO-IAD-FRA instead of SFO-FRA. I would not book that connection unless I need the EQMs or see a significantly increased chance of an upgrade.
     
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    One could argue that such artful planning of routings to attain a certain mileage goal is addiction becasue you spend time studying the flight schedules;)
     
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    that would be a really awkward date......
     
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    "the long ones" are 28 and 10
    "the short ones" are 19 and 1
    :)
     
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    Thanks. I'm sure I'll have forgotten that the next time I fly out of SFO. It's just not something I obsess about. I do know what those numbers represent, though.
     
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    Not more than an investor is obsessed with stock prices ;) (vs. the monkey throwing darts at the stock listings)

    I guess my point is: I am not trying to maximize my time on the airplane.
     
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    That's all that matters. I usually call them the "north-south" and "east-west" runways.
     
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    And in the rate case where we land from the west or east, I tell my wife that we're landing "sideways" and she knows exactly what I am talking about :)
     
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    Nah, I've done it before. It is actually kind of romantic looking at all the airport lights that seem to almost stretch to infinity... :)
     
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    You have favorite seats on every aircraft and know the terminal layouts/floor plans of major airports around the world.
     
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    At a minimum, you've come to the right spot to try and find that special someone. If not here, perhaps you'll meet her at an airport observation area?
     
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    Pilots: Please note that this rule does not apply to you. ;)
     
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    When I:
    • keep many in-flight menus
    • collect many in-flight amenity kits
    • have high curiosity on the different moves and strategies different airlines approach
    • try to find various aviation-related news on various medias
    • spend countless times discussing them
    • using KVS tool on a daily basis whenever an internet connection permits so
    • can continue listing more and more on this list! :p
     
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    - You know which is the best lounge in the city you're departing from.
     
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    All of my business contacts are listed by airport code.
     
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    Is landing from the north or south landing "up and down"?
     

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