Famous Air Travel Quotes On Success In Life

These air travel quotes will inspire you. Air travel is the action or process of making a journey by aircraft.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging air travel quotes, air travel sayings, and air travel proverbs.

Best Air Travel Quotes

  1. “I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra.” ~ George S. Kaufman
  2. “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” ~ Mark Russell
  3. “With air travel, there is no distance, there is only time.” ~ Judith M Bardwick
  4. “Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.” ~ Pappy Boyington

  5. “Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” ~ Al Gore
  6. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ~ Gustave Flaubert
  7. “I had arrived at the airport one hour early so that, in accordance with airline procedures, I could stand around.” ~ Dave Barry
  8. “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.” ~ George Carlin

  9. “To me, an airplane is a great place to diet.” ~ Wolfgang Puck
  10. “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.” ~ Dave Barry
  11. “I don’t mind flying. I always pass out before the plane leaves the ground.” ~ Naomi Campbell
  12. “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.” ~ Dan Lipinski

  13. “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.” ~ Wendell Willkie
  14. “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.” ~ Janet Napolitano
  15. “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.”” ~ Dave Barry
  16. “This book is dedicated to Wilbur and Orville Wright, without whom air sickness would still be just a dream.” ~ Dave Barry

  17. “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.” ~ Bruce Schneier
  18. “If the security personnel do their job properly, they just might cause you to miss your plane, thereby possibly saving your life.” ~ Dave Barry
  19. “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.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson
  20. “In America, there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children.” ~ Robert Benchley

  21. “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.” ~ Jean Kerr
  22. “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.” ~ Erma Bombeck
  23. “A world with a sudden limit on air travel would be tremendously different from the one we live in now.” ~ Charles C. Mann
  24. “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.” ?” ~ Robin Williams

  25. “There are no distant places any longer: the world is small and the world is one.” ~ Wendell Willkie
  26. “Air travel efficiency would improve if more travelers started going to less popular places.” ~ Dan Quayle
  27. “Modern air travel means less time spent in transit. That time is now spent in transit lounges.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  28. “Some of the best fiction writers got their start writing airline menus.” ~ Erma Bombeck

  29. “If the Wright brother were alive today Wilbur would have to fire Orville to reduce costs.” ~ Herb Kelleher
  30. “Every time we hit an air pocket and the plane dropped about five hundred feet (leaving my stomach in my mouth) I vowed to give up sex, bacon, and air travel if I ever made it back to terra firma in one piece.” ~ Erica Jong
  31. “During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world into almost instant contact with all the other parts.” ~ David Bohm
  32. “The thing I miss about Air Force One is they don’t lose my luggage.” ~ George H. W. Bush

  33. “The captain has just turned on the fasten-seat belt sign. He didn’t mean to, but the joint he was smoking fell in his lap, and when he jumped up, his head hit the switch.” ~ George Carlin
  34. “My Christmas present to myself each year is to see how much air travel can open up the world and take me to places as far from sheltered California and Japan as possible.” ~ Pico Iyer
  35. “Air travel reminds us who we are. It’s the means by which we recognize ourselves as modern. The process removes us from the world and sets us apart from each other. We wander in the ambient noise, checking one more time for the flight coupon, the boarding pass, the visa. The process convinces us that at any moment we may have to submit to the force that is implied in all this, the unknown authority behind it, behind the categories, the languages we don’t understand. This vast terminal has been erected to examine souls.” ~ Don DeLillo
  36. “In a nutshell, air travel is the worst part about touring.” ~ Eric Burdon

  37. “There are few places you can find silence. Air travel could be the last fortress of solitude.” ~ Regina Brett
  38. “Air travel is the safest form of travel aside from walking; even then, the chances of being hit by a public bus at 30,000 feet are remarkably slim. I also have no problem with confined spaces. Or heights. What I am afraid of is speed.” ~ Sloane Crosley
  39. “People just hate the idea of losing. Any loss, even a small one, is just so terrible to contemplate that they compensate by buying insurance, including totally absurd policies like air travel.” ~ Daniel Kahneman
  40. “A shortage of airports runways and gates along outmoded air traffic control systems have made U.S. air travel the most congested in the world.” ~ Ray LaHood

  41. “When the plane is delayed, it’s not the fault of the girl at the desk. I’m resigned to the fact that everything is out of my control and that air travel nowadays is barbaric.” ~ Tom Conti
  42. “Look at airport security now. What started out as definite racial profiling is now where the computer picks a name. That’s why you get a seven-month-old getting a pat-down. [Imitates a security officer.] “Check the diapers. They’re full.”” ~ Robin Williams
  43. “I do remember that when we left [Bernard Leach] after two and a half years, we went home on a boat again – this was before air travel became really easy – and Alix [MacKenzie] turned to me and she said, “You know, that was a great two years of training, but that’s not the way we’re going to run our pottery.”” ~ Warren MacKenzie
  44. “Travel in car, because you can stop. Air travel anymore is a nightmare. I think it’s the same for everyone. If I have a choice to stand in line to get x-rayed, or see scenery, I’ll take scenery.” ~ Steve Kimock

  45. “We all know we have a problem, a broad problem. Ninety-eight percent of the fuel that is used by our vehicles, our autos, and trucks for personal and commercial purposes, for highway and air travel operates on oil. The world has the same problem.” ~ John Olver
  46. “The European Union spends most of its time either suing me, torturing me, criticizing me or condemning me for lowering the cost of air travel all over Europe.” ~ Michael O’Leary
  47. “We’ve only had aircrafts for a hundred years, and yet look at us. So, I’ve become absolutely fascinated by this strange, bizarre world of airports, air travel and transportation. It’s interesting.” ~ Dallas Campbell
  48. “Big black guys fear air travel almost as much as old white women fear big black guys.” ~ Dov Davidoff

  49. “The whole infrastructure of air travel was, and is, part of government policy. It is not a natural development of a free economic system – at least not in the way that is claimed. The same is true of the roads, of course.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  50. “Where would we be without science? Sure, those boffins may have come up with occasionally handy items such as life-saving medicine, air travel, and the internet, but science is also guilty of some terrible things, like eugenics and Jordan’s breasts.” ~ Ian O’Doherty
  51. “We have long had emigration in Ireland. But the nature of emigration has changed. With ferries to Britain and the continent, as well as air travel, emigration isn’t the cut­off it used to be. In addition, some of our young people are being educated to levels beyond our present capacity to provide the jobs they are qualified to do. So they go abroad. Many want to come back, especially when they have children they would want to be raised in the Irish society and in the Irish educational system.” ~ Mary Robinson
  52. “The air travel industry moves into a new phase every five to six years.” ~ Niki Lauda

  53. “English grammar is so complex and confusing for the one very simple reason that its rules and terminology are based on Latin – a language with which it has precious little in common. In Latin, to take one example, it is not possible to split an infinitive. So in English, the early authorities decided, it should not be possible to split an infinitive either. But there is no reason why we shouldn’t, any more than we should forsake instant coffee and air travel because they weren’t available to the Romans.” ~ Bill Bryson
  54. “I was told to hand over my disposable lighter, to prevent, I suppose, any threat of “Do what I say or I’ll light this Marlboro and you’ll all die – in thirty years due to inhalation of secondhand smoke.”” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  55. “This year, U.S. airlines will carry a record 143 million passengers, who will be in the air for 382 million hours, during which they will be fed an estimated total of four peanuts.” ~ Dave Barry
  56. “Motto of the U.S. airline industry – “We’re Hoping to Have a Motto Announcement in About an Hour.”” ~ Dave Barry

  57. “The glamour of air travel – its aspirational meaning in the public imagination – disappeared before its luxury did, dissipating as flying gradually became commonplace.” ~ Virginia Postrel
  58. “It was over in a blink of an eye, that moment when aviation stirred the modern imagination. Aviation was transformed from recklessness to routine in Lindbergh’s lifetime. Today the riskiest part of air travel is the drive to the airport, and the airlines use a barrage of stimuli to protect passengers from ennui.” ~ George Will
  59. “The Hawaiian Islands were discovered by hardy Polynesian sailors, who crossed thousands of miles of open ocean in primitive canoes, braving violent storm-tossed seas for months at a time. My family and I arrived by modern commercial aviation, which was infinitely worse.” ~ Dave Barry
  60. “There was nothing subtle about our landing. The pilot just pointed the nose at the ground and let her rip.” ~ Bob Hope

  61. “As the colonel and I sat swapping stories in the plane, a jet aircraft buzzed past our window. I asked the colonel what type of aircraft it was, and he said, “Don’t worry about it, Bob. . . if you can see it, it’s obsolete.”” ~ Bob Hope
  62. “There is no reason why we shouldn’t be able to split an infinitive, any more than we should forsake instant coffee and air travel because they weren’t available to the Romans.” ~ Bill Bryson
  63. “In modern America, food is abundant everywhere except aboard commercial airplanes.” ~ Dave Barry

  64. “Granted, this system is insane, but we must not let sanity stand in the way of airport security.” ~ Dave Barry
  65. “The Russians will never be able to get their missiles thought the dense protective layer of delayed flights circling over the United States in complex, puke-inducing holding patterns.” ~ Dave Barry

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