Two Ladies Fly For The First Time

Two Ladies Fly For The First Time

24

Want a Friday afternoon smile? Check out this amazing video of two ladies flying for the first time:

It’s easy to take things for granted, though it’s videos like this that remind us of the little things (though I’d argue flying isn’t a “little thing,” but rather a miracle). Be sure to watch till the end, because their reactions after the flight are probably the best part of it all.

Conversations (24)
The comments on this page have not been provided, reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any advertiser, and it is not an advertiser's responsibility to ensure posts and/or questions are answered.
Type your response here.

If you'd like to participate in the discussion, please adhere to our commenting guidelines. Anyone can comment, and your email address will not be published. Register to save your unique username and earn special OMAAT reputation perks!

  1. Ivan Y Diamond

    I've been flying since I was 3 year old so it always seems strange to me that there are so many people who are afraid of flying, so this was very interesting to see -- very moving and heartwarming.

    Delightful to see that Vodafone sent them over on a private jet -- definitely a great way to make your first flight memorable! :)

  2. Terence Gold

    Thanks for sharing, Ben!! It made my day! Feeling so warm :D

  3. Helen S New Member

    The video is a great reminder to stop and simply enjoy. There is so much reason for joy and wonder. We need children and grandmothers to remind us. Thank you for sharing!!!!

  4. Jasmine Guest

    What a great video. I loved these ladies, and I am so happy that they received the royal treatment on their flight. They deserve it! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Eric W. Guest

    Spectacular! I only wish the cameras had also followed them on their presumably commercial flight home, to compare the experiences. I bet they enjoyed it almost as much, even without the over-the-top luxury. :)

  6. Joey Diamond

    I loved this video! Thank you for sharing! It reminded me of my first time flying at age 6.

  7. Heather Guest

    This is so great and thank you for sharing. I just got home from travelling for the past 24 hours - BWN-SIN-AMS, on SQ and I often take for granted the novelty and/or thrill of flying for people because for me, it is just so routine.

    What is even better was that these women were Dutch (and I live in The Netherlands)

  8. Barb Guest

    Utterly charming and another reminder of how incredibly fortunate we are to travel however frequently we do and wherever go. Thanks, Ben!

  9. Imperator Diamond

    This so reminded me of one of my greatest experiences. Three years ago I had the glorious pleasure of flying with my 86 year old grandmother from St. Petersburg to San Francisco. This was her first flight and her first time outside of Russia (with the exception of some visits to other Soviet republics back in the day). I was worried the trip would exhaust her but it was the exact opposite; it invigorated her....

    This so reminded me of one of my greatest experiences. Three years ago I had the glorious pleasure of flying with my 86 year old grandmother from St. Petersburg to San Francisco. This was her first flight and her first time outside of Russia (with the exception of some visits to other Soviet republics back in the day). I was worried the trip would exhaust her but it was the exact opposite; it invigorated her. She savored every moment with the enthusiasm of a particularly inquisitive child. During our transfer at FRA my normally quiet, reserved babushka somehow got happily entwined into a German singalong. We landed at SFO 14 hours after departing LED...and far from being exhausted, she was disappointed that it was over! Thankfully the over the top exuberance that is San Francisco (especially when compared with stern Petersburg) kept her perpetually entertained. She saw her first drag queen...but that is a tale for another time.

  10. Viva Guest

    When I grow up I want to be just like Ria!
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Mike Guest

    And where did you find this video? Care to credit the source

  12. cherbes Guest

    Ben,

    I've loved your blog afar for years and this video prompted my first comment. Thanks for sharing all your experiences and memories with us- this video made me remember that travel is not only enjoyable but a true miracle. Your a great blogger for all generations. Thank you.

  13. Rebecca D. New Member

    Awesome. Just plain awesome. Brought tears to my eyes to see how happy they were!

  14. sean Guest

    more of these posts, less of the douchey 34-hours-of-krug posts.

  15. Aptraveler Guest

    YES, sometimes we forget that not all people have had the joy of flight. Thanks Ben for such a great video!

  16. Denis Guest

    That was awesome, Ben! Thanks you very much for sharing!
    Best!

  17. FP Guest

    Reminds me of this video -- 67 year old Russian farmer travels the world (well, to New York) for the first time: http://vimeo.com/73873609

  18. Todd Gold

    That was a great way to end the week.

  19. Ven Guest

    I flew into LGA this morning as I've done before a trillion times, taking everything for granted. The couple seated behind were obviously not seasoned flyers and were so enamored by the NYC skyline on approach to LGA and it was the most adorable thing I've ever overheard. "Look at those buildings! It looks just like the movies!"

    I love being around new flyers/travelers, because they don't have the jaded cynicism the rest of us...

    I flew into LGA this morning as I've done before a trillion times, taking everything for granted. The couple seated behind were obviously not seasoned flyers and were so enamored by the NYC skyline on approach to LGA and it was the most adorable thing I've ever overheard. "Look at those buildings! It looks just like the movies!"

    I love being around new flyers/travelers, because they don't have the jaded cynicism the rest of us have build over thousands or millions of miles. Everything is new and exciting to them.

  20. Dave Guest

    Precious memories for them.

  21. OberBoberGrober Guest

    Hey, I've also never flown a private jet. This is real cool.

Featured Comments Most helpful comments ( as chosen by the OMAAT community ).

The comments on this page have not been provided, reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any advertiser, and it is not an advertiser's responsibility to ensure posts and/or questions are answered.

Ivan Y Diamond

I've been flying since I was 3 year old so it always seems strange to me that there are so many people who are afraid of flying, so this was very interesting to see -- very moving and heartwarming. Delightful to see that Vodafone sent them over on a private jet -- definitely a great way to make your first flight memorable! :)

0
Terence Gold

Thanks for sharing, Ben!! It made my day! Feeling so warm :D

0
Helen S New Member

The video is a great reminder to stop and simply enjoy. There is so much reason for joy and wonder. We need children and grandmothers to remind us. Thank you for sharing!!!!

0
Meet Ben Schlappig, OMAAT Founder
4,788,713 Miles Traveled

27,627,500 Words Written

32,315 Posts Published