Cape Town - Flying is sometimes a harrowing experience for travellers –
so, for most travellers, one’s emotional state during a first flight is usually
a combination of fear and excitement of the unknown.
And it seems that as you get older, the more paranoid you
get about taking your first flight!
In celebration of 55 years in servicing its South
African flight route, Lufthansa
hosted a twitter chat via Traveller24 - which gave travellers a chance to win
two economy class tickets – (The winner will be announced on 16 October and in
the Traveller24 newsletter. Entrants had to participate in the chat and sign up
to the newsletter - see the details here). And eager travellers wanting to head to Europe
turned out in their droves - with the #Lufthansa55_ZA hashtag trending in the
top five across South Africa on Friday 29 September.
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We asked travellers to share their first flight experiences,
and naturally, travellers felt nervous, fearful or recall bursting with pure excitement.
However there were also a few people who seemed really chilled
about flying, describing it as “cool”, while others described it as a “liberating”
Some travellers were blessed with window seats and perfect
weather which gave them spectacular views and set a positive tone for many more
happy flights, while others were stuck next to strangers who didn’t make flying
One traveller’s first flight was with a nephew who got
nauseous, while another said she had the flu but forget all about it once she
boarded her first flight. Then there was a traveller who shared that she “passed
out when the plane took off”, saying it must have been due to the altitude – yikes!
Here’s what the Twitterverse had to say about their first flight:
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