Lovely to hear so many nice stories. VERY jealous of all you people that have been in the f/d for a landing. Alas I'll never experience that myself
You have reminded me of another experience though.
I can't remember the airline, but it was about 1998, I was 8 years old, on my way to or from a holiday with my grandparents. It was a nighttime flight and a member of the cabin crew approached our row, and asked me if I'd like to visit the f/d. I said yes, and after making sure it was OK with my grandparents, she took me up, and introduced me to the Captain and F/O.
It's a hazy memory, but the overwhelming one was, of the plane in darkness, except for the lights and dials etc. Reminded me of a Christmas tree. A nice memory I have, back before the fear of flying kicked in.
That's actually what stood out for me on my last flight though. The fact that whenever I told someone I was scared, I got nothing but reassurance and friendly face. I'm used to people rolling their eyes, quoting the (well known to the majority of fearful flyers) statistics and generally not being very helpful. I have to admit, I expected the same on my flight.
Easyflyer83, I didn't realize you could check back that far, with it being back in October, thanks for doing that and passing it on