I’m talking to a friend on the phone about the family coming down to Southern California for a visit. She says, “We’re coming! I just bought the tickets. We’re taking Trailer.”
And then boom, I’m at the Trailer Corporate Headquarters and R&D facility inside a hangar, where a swarthy executive is giving me the tour. A 747 idles before us, and behind it the team is busy hitching it up. It is large and triangular, and its hatch is open like the upper jaw of a crocodile’s mouth. Inside, the passengers are laying down flat into form-fitting spaces, like an egg carton for people. They’re all wearing flying suits, but the executive assures me this is only for testing purposes. “Go ahead and imagine regular people wearing hoodies and jeans if it makes it easier for you,” he tells me. I look at him strange.
“No flight attendants, no drink service, no restrooms,” the executive explains. “It’s intrinsic to the design that passengers remain flat, but it’s also how we offer such competitively priced flights.” He shoots his finger at a man uselessly motioning with those lighted batons people wave on the runway. “Alright, Donger,” he shouts. Donger? “Let ‘er rip.”
The 747 revs its engines and lurches forward, dragging the trailer behind it. The hatch has been closed and I can see the faces of the passengers pressed beneath the glass, which is fogging up.
“You’re going to want to step back,” the executive says, smiling as the airplane guns it past us, reaching takeoff speed with a quickness only possible in dreams. We watch the plane lift and take with it a trailer full of two hundred discount flyers. As it climbs, I watch the trailer sway back and forth from its hitch.
“That was actually pretty smooth,” I say to the executive. I turn to him. “What’s the landing like?”
Suddenly he’s not the executive but a greasy mechanic wiping his hands. “The landing’s not so smooth,” he squints. “The trailer hits first.”
To see an airplane in your dream indicates that you will overcome your obstacles and rise to a new level of prominence and status. You may experience a higher consciousness, new-found freedom and greater awareness. Perhaps you need to gain a better perspective or wider view on something. If the airplane is taking off, then it suggests that an idea or plan is about to "take off" and be put into action. It may also represent your need to get away and escape from your daily life. Dreaming that the airplane sits on the runway and never takes off refers to a real life project or idea that has failed to get off the ground. You are having difficulties getting started on a project.