13 responses to Can Amish fly?
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    Kate
    Can Amish fly? (February 7th, 2011 at 15:07)

    This is really interesting! I’ve always wondered about this but never really thought to ask any of my Amish friends about it. One couple drove all the way to Mexico (cheaper dentures there I guess) with a hired driver, I wondered if it wouldn’t have been cheaper just to fly! Thanks for the info.
    Kate

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    Can Amish fly? (April 27th, 2013 at 02:03)

    That’s sort of funny… I was flying from America to Australia the other week, and one of the air hostesses asked me if I was Amish. My first response was, “The Amish don’t fly!”… Then I told her no, but I was a Christian. Well, my comment has been proven wrong… But it was a good conversation-opener, though. She thought headcovering was an Old Testament practice…

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      Slightly-handled-Order-man
      Can Amish fly? (April 27th, 2013 at 17:49)

      Are you a Plain Quaker, Rachel?

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    lisa moeller
    Amish people in Vientiane / Laos? (December 2nd, 2014 at 17:19)

    Amish people in Vientiane / Laos?

    I saw a group of Amish people doing sightseeing in Vientiane, the capitol of Laos. exists there a community of Amish people or what could be the reason they have been there?

    thank you very much for answering my questions.

    lisa

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    Valerie
    New Order Amish CAN Fly (December 3rd, 2014 at 06:26)

    New Order Amish CAN Fly

    Lisa, I was told by a New Order Amish woman that they are allowed to fly but Old Order are not-and it is not always easy to tell the difference by appearance so most likely they were New Order Amish (or another very plain sect).

    In fact recently I talked with a New Order Amish man who was going to fly with his wife, to SanDiego CA to go to a dental clinic in Mexico (which saves oodles of $), but from what I understand Amish either do not allow it at all or it would be an extremely rare exception-(from what I’ve been told)

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      lisa moeller
      Amish people in vientiane / Laos (December 3rd, 2014 at 06:53)

      Amish people in vientiane / Laos

      DEar Valerie,

      your answer is that what I already knew. Maybe somebody else know something about Amish people in Laos. I`ve been there at the beginning of February this year.

      kind regards,

      lisa

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    Don Curtis
    Amish in China (December 3rd, 2014 at 13:40)

    Amish in China

    I don’t know about Laos but my son, Mark, was in China during the month of October. Yes, he flew. Most New Order Amish may travel by air. So, if you saw an Amishman on the Great Wall of China or in the Forbidden City, it may have been Mark!

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      lisa moeller
      Amish people in Vientiane / Laos (December 3rd, 2014 at 13:53)

      Amish people in Vientiane / Laos

      thank you very much for your reply, Don. It was a group of Amish people with two women, three men and a lot of children and it looked very strange because they wore their Amish outfit.

      have a nice evening,

      lisa

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    Don Curtis
    Mileage counter (December 3rd, 2014 at 13:41)

    Mileage counter

    By-the-way, the old mileage counter clicked over, again, on November 24th. I turned 92. Funny. I don’t feel a day over 88.

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      Can Amish fly? (December 3rd, 2014 at 15:28)

      Happy birthday Don! Thanks for letting us know. Having seen you a couple of times in person, you get around well for being in your 90s–definitely like an 88 year old if not younger than that :)

      It’s funny this thread reactivated yesterday and today of all days…I am currently in Washington Dulles airport, having unexpectedly spent the night here last night (well, in a hotel) when a flight was cancelled due to “mechanical failure”. I will get to Poland somehow, but a trip like this makes you wonder if the Amish aren’t wise to reject air travel ;) At least the airport has wi-fi.

      Adding to the above, New Order Amish do travel by air. I don’t know anything specifically about Laos, but I do know someone who did relief work in the southeast Asia, Indonesia I believe. Thanks for sharing that Lisa.

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Can Amish fly? (December 3rd, 2014 at 18:50)

    Christmas in Poland, eh Erik. I hope it will be lovely and not hugely large amounts of snow as I recall hearing last year or the year before (or a couple of years ago when we had a Polish born PSW come to our place to help with certain things around my parents).

    I would imagine if they wanted to settle in a different part of the world aside from the Americas they would resort to air travel if needed.

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    Gayle Grabowski
    Can Amish fly? (December 3rd, 2014 at 20:36)

    Happy Birthday Don! May you be blessed with many more!

    Have a safe trip, Erik, and I hope you have a great time in Poland!

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      Can Amish fly? (December 5th, 2014 at 04:32)

      Thank you Gayle and Shom. I made it in last night about 48 hours after my journey began. Never had a trip so “eventful”.

      The best part was after the first flight was canceled and everyone ended up having to spend the night in DC, the airline found me a final connecting flight with another airline that it turns out they had no agreement with (so in other words, that connection was worthless since I couldn’t get on the plane without buying a new ticket). Though I didn’t find that important piece of info out until I had already flown from DC to Amsterdam.

      There was also a strike going on with Lufthansa in Germany, but somehow I managed to dodge that and get to Poland via Frankfurt in the end (4 flights total). Some people had it worse, especially those who missed connecting flights to destinations in Africa that only have flights every 2-3 days.

      There are bigger problems to have, and as long as the thing lands in the end, I can’t do too much complaining.

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