You define a good flight by negatives: you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food. So you are grateful.
-- Paul Theroux
Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
-- Al Boliska
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
-- Al Gore
People come back from flights and tell you a story like it’s a horror
story. They act like their flight was like a cattle car in the 1940s in
Germany. That’s how bad they make it sound. They’re like, ‘It was the
worst day of my life. We didn’t board for 20 minutes and they made us
sit there on the runway for 40 minutes.’Oh really? What happened next?
Did you fly in the air, incredibly, like a bird? Did you partake in the
miracle of human flight you non-contributing zero?’
-- Louis C.K.