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US fearful flier becomes frequent flier 怕坐飛機的紐約客體驗無休止飛行

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A New York comedian afraid of flying left on a journey that will make him a frequent — almost permanent — flier.

Mark Malkoff took off from New York’s La Guardia for Atlanta, from where he continued to San Francisco, then back to Atlanta. And that was just on one day.

“A lot of people have a fear of flying, including myself. I have been trying to get over my fear for a long time. So what I am going to do is stay on a commercial airplane for an entire month,” Malkoff says in a video on his Web site.

Malkoff, whose previously spent time in the limelight by living in an Ikea store for a week last year, will be traveling on budget carrier AirTran, which is allowing him to live aboard planes and travel almost non-stop.

“There are issues like where am I going to sleep. How am I going to clean myself without showering?” Malkoff says in a video posting.

He intends to blog and video himself throughout the marathon, according to the website www.markonairtran.com.

(AFP)

紐約一位害怕坐飛機的喜劇演員開始了一段頻繁、幾乎是無止息的飛行之旅。

馬克.麻可夫從紐約勒瓜地亞機場出發前往亞特蘭大,接著又從那裡飛往舊金山,再從舊金山飛回亞特蘭大。而這只是他一天的行程而已。

麻可夫在自己網站上放的一段影片中說:「很多人都害怕坐飛機,我也是。長期以來我都想要克服恐懼,所以我打算在一架客機上待整整一個月。」

麻可夫去年曾住在IKEA一星期而成為眾人的焦點;現在,低價航空「AirTran」答應讓他住在班機上,體驗幾乎不停歇的飛行之旅。

麻可夫在影片中提到:「我要睡在哪裡?我要怎麼在不沖澡的情況下盥洗?這些都是要考慮的問題。」

據www.markonairtran.com網站表示,他打算以部落格和錄影記錄這場馬拉松式的飛行體驗。

(法新社╱翻譯:袁星塵)

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