I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra.
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
With air travel there is no distance, there is only time.
Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
I had arrived at the airport one hour early so that, in accordance with airline procedures, I could stand around.
They mention that it's a nonstop flight. Well, I must say I don't care for that sort of thing. Call me old fashioned, but I insist that my flight stop. Preferably at an airport.
To me, an airplane is a great place to diet.
A hundred years ago, it could take you the better part of a year to get from New York to California; whereas today, because of equipment problems at O'Hare, you can't get there at all.
I don't mind flying. I always pass out before the plane leaves the ground.
People aren't just paying more to fill their gas tanks or when they pay for their heating bills for their home; they are paying more at the grocery store, on air travel and for many other daily expenses.
The modern airplane creates a new geographical dimension. A navigable ocean of air blankets the whole surface of the globe. There are no distant places any longer: the world is small and the world is one.
Each and every one of the security measures we implement serves an important goal: providing safe and efficient air travel for the millions of people who rely on our aviation system every day.
Airline food is not intended for human consumption. It's intended as a form of in-flight entertainment, wherein the object is to guess what it is, starting with broad categories such as "mineral" and "linoleum."
Air travel survived decades of terrorism, including attacks which resulted in the deaths of everyone on the plane. It survived 9/11. It'll survive the next successful attack. The only real worry is that we'll scare ourselves into making air travel so onerous that we won't fly anymore.
If the security personnel do their job properly, they just might cause you to miss your plane, thereby possibly saving your life.
This book is dedicated to Wilbur and Orville Wright, without whom air sickness would still be just a dream.
We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.
There are only two reasons to sit in the back row of an airplane: Either you have diarrhea, or you're anxious to meet people who do.
I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
I was trampled to death by a man who believed his luggage would be the first piece off. If he were an experienced traveler, he would know that the first piece of luggage belongs to no one. It's just a dummy suitcase to give everyone hope.
A world with a sudden limit on air travel would be tremendously different from the one we live in now.
Now you can't even carry a nail clipper on a plane. Are they afraid you're going to go..."All right! Give me the plane or the b*tch loses her cuticle." ?
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