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8 Meanings When You Dream About “Airplanes”

Airplanes have changed our lives and made international travel possible. They have become such an integral part of our lives, in fact, that it is nearly impossible to imagine our lives without them. People have the opportunity to see the world or loved ones by jumping on a flight.

Airplanes are usually seen as symbolizing a sense of freedom and excitement. However, what would it mean if planes started featuring in your dreams night after night?

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8 Meanings When You Dream About Airplanes

Airplanes can lead to great excitement as new beginnings and travels lay ahead. At the same time, however, they can make us feel anxious or frightened. Therefore, if your dreams feature airplanes, the context of the dream will give you more information so that you can fully understand what your subconscious mind is trying to tell you.

1. You are ready to embrace new changes

If your dreams include an airplane that is ready to disembark, it means that you are prepared to begin a new chapter in your life. You might be starting a new job, moving to a new home, or having a new baby on the way. Regardless of the changes, your subconscious mind tells you that you are ready for these changes.

Having airplanes that are ready to take off in your dreams should be no cause for concern because they offer positive reassurance from your subconscious mind that you are in an excellent place to take more on in life. Therefore, consider taking on new and fresh challenges if these dreams continue.

2. You feel that you have missed an opportunity

Dreams that feature a missed flight are often telltale signs that we feel like we have missed an ample opportunity. If you have recurring dreams of missing a flight, you should think about any significant opportunities you have missed recently. Of course, there is no way to go back and change the past, but you can consider trying ways to give yourself new opportunities.

Failed or missed opportunities can weigh heavily on our subconscious minds, and so even if we feel at peace with what has happened, our emotions might be conflicted deep down. Dreaming about missed flights regularly is a clear indication that you haven’t entirely accepted the missed opportunities and that you should try to find new ways that might lead to fresh opportunities.

3. You feel reluctant about changes that are coming your way

Although airplanes typically indicate positive feelings towards change, dreams that include transferring between planes show reluctance and anxiety towards a change approaching. Whether you are changing jobs, moving to a new city, or starting a new romance, dreaming about flight transitions is a clear warning that you should proceed carefully.

It is generally good to take significant life changes with caution, anyway. So, your dreams confirm that your emotions feel somewhat unsettled about what lies ahead. But, of course, as you work through these changes, these dreams will pass.

4. Your feelings towards your current situations are revealed

Dreams where you are on an airplane usually give you insight into how you are doing currently. Therefore, the details surrounding the flight are essential if you want to get a clear idea of what your subconscious is trying to tell you.

Firstly, the height of the flight is a clue that tells you how your career is going right now. If the airplane is high in the sky and still going up, well, then you feel positive and enthusiastic about your job. However, if the aircraft is descending, it could indicate that you feel like your career has taken a dive as of late.

Next, the airplane’s speed can reveal quite a bit, too. If you feel that the aircraft is going too fast and seems to be slightly uncontrolled, then your career might leave you feeling overwhelmed and overworked. You feel like you are always running from one thing to the next. However, if the airplane is moving at a comfortable pace and you seem comfortable in your dream, then you are happy with the workload that you have currently.

Interestingly, the people on the flight and the way you interact with them can also tell you quite a bit about your current emotional state. Although you might not know the other passengers on the plane, they reflect how you feel about those closest to you. It makes sense since you are restricted to a small space with lots of people while on an airplane.

If you seem at peace and happy with the passengers seated around you, that illustrates that you are content with those closest to you. However, suppose you feel uncomfortable, anxious, or annoyed by the people on the flight, like sitting next to a screaming baby, for example. In that case, your subconscious is trying to tell you that you might be feeling the same way towards someone closest to you.

If you continue having dreams where you are on a flight and feeling unhappy because of the passengers, you’ll benefit from a thorough assessment of those close to you. If you know who is making you feel this way, consider discussing it because it affects your emotions subconsciously.

5. You feel lonely

Dreams that feature you flying by yourself clearly indicate that you feel alone in life. For whatever reason, you might be feeling removed from those around you. It could be regarding your personal life or your work life.

If you have recently lost a friend, you might be struggling to accept it. On the other hand, if you are in a managerial position at work, you might be feeling like you are alone on top. In both these situations, your subconscious mind hopes you will reconnect with those around you and find ways that the loneliness isn’t as extreme.

Although it might not always be easy to bond with the people we work with, having friends to discuss our lives with outside of work will also help. If you hope to expand your friendship group, you can consider taking up a new hobby or sport. This way, you will be exposed to people who have similar interests. Building relationships with people who like the same things comes more naturally and easily.

6. You feel overwhelmed by your fear

If you see yourself on an airplane in your dreams and you are scared of crashing, your subconscious mind is trying to tell you to stop worrying so much about everything. Fear of a crashing plane in our dreams signifies the continuous fear over things we can’t control.

Therefore, if you find that your dreams feature yourself fearing a crash, you need to take a breath and learn to worry less about the things in life that you cannot control. Of course, this can be very challenging to do. So, take it one step at a time. Start by setting out some time for yourself every day. During this time, do something that relaxes you. There is no need to take hours a day to relax. Instead, ten minutes of stretching or walking can make a significant difference in your stress levels.

When something new comes up that you suspect might be problematic, ask yourself whether this is something you can control. If it isn’t, try to constantly distract yourself from worrying about it.

7. You feel stuck

You have a pleasant dream where you sit peacefully on an airplane. However, suddenly you lean over to see the ground below and panic when you can’t see it. This dream symbolizes a yearning to break away from your current situation. Not seeing the ground while flying might indicate that you are feeling neglected, exhausted, or unmotivated.

If these dreams continue, it will be worth your while to consider ways to change your current situation. Small changes could lead to significant relief and peace of mind.

8. The negativity of others influences you

Dreams where a car crashed into an airplane that is about to take off, signifies the feeling of being overexposed to the negativity of others. Unfortunately, other people can significantly affect our lives if they are negative or overly needy.

These dreams are your subconscious mind’s efforts to warn you that your emotions are being influenced by the negativity surrounding you. If these dreams continue, it is advised that you think about who brings all this negativity into your life and then address the issue. Of course, this can be very unpleasant, but if your emotions are suffering because of the constant negativity, something needs to be done. In addition, it is always a good idea to mix with positive people, so consider adding new, positive people into your life.


Airplanes make most of us think of new adventures and exciting trips. However, these symbols can tell us something valuable about our inner emotions. By keeping our dreams that feature airplanes in mind, we can adjust our lives to give us the best and most balanced emotional state.

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9 thoughts on “8 Meanings When You Dream About “Airplanes””

  1. My “airplane dream”, (only one dream) was about the extreme difficulty of getting to
    the plane. It involved so many obstacles getting to the plane that i was not
    able to reach it before I woke up. The journey to was so difficult and confusing
    and required a physicalness that I did not have , to walk, climb, and find my way
    to the plane.

  2. This plane dream has been a recurring dream for a few years now. I am always running late for my flight. once I get there I feel lucky that I made it, but I’m sweaty and uncomfortable and feel like everyone is watching me get situated in my seat. The plane is always very large and feels like I’m going into space. a couple of times we have actually launched into space. but once it was as if it was floating on the water more like a cruise ship. I’m usually not uncomfortable with those in the seats next to me, but there has been a flight attendant who will antagonize me, or in some way chastise or belittle me. I don’t fight back with them and they have made me cry. A couple of times the people in the seats next to me will end up sticking up for me.

  3. I believe God is giving me a message yesterday I was sitting outside and this has never happened to me before. And saw seven airplanes that fly international back to back . I felt like the Lord bless relaying a message to me a sign. I was so excited happy Because it was a plane like the one we went to Hawaii in many years ago.

  4. In my dream I had gotten on the plane for a quick trip were we would come back home at the end of the day. At this moment I was focused on the cost of it. Why are we flying when it is sooo expensive? Soon I was distracted by my crush by my sister a few seats ahead of me. Another mutual friend of ours was also sitting near them. While looking away I check to make sure I am buckled and getting ready for take off. When I turn back my crush is sitting beside me. I ask him why he’s sitting there and he told me that he traded seats. Looking back up to my sister I see our other friend talking to her, showing her something on his phone. I turn back to talk to my crush and we have a good time talking. At this point in the dream I was partially confused because take off wasn’t realistic at all. I felt great talking to him. I can see my sister having fun too. In real life I had actually gotten over this crush…until recently when we started hanging out again after summer. Idk what this means or what it could mean. I feel like there are too many details to figure it out.

  5. In my dream, I was on an airplane but the plane was not moving but I was worried about how I got on the plane without me having a single document..

  6. I saw I was outside in the garden with a friend and suddenly we both looked up and saw this solid giant plane in the sky and in fraction of second a strong lightening bolt hit it. It got very wobbly and almost felt, it would crash. All we thought about in that moment was to capture it on the phone. Before we could that, the plane stabilized and started moving towards its destination. And I at the moment thought, I am the evidence and , I will save the person flying the plane, otherwise everyone would blame him.


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