Is it a burden, necessary evil or a joy?
Plane flights are an assault on the human body from defrocking at security to squeezing into a seat on the plane. However, the excitement of where you are going helps you tolerate the discomfort.
They try to make you comfortable in seats that give you juuuuust enough room to exist by providing drinks, smiles (sometimes), pillows, blankets, earphones and a screen right in front of you to watch and be distracted.
All that aside, airline travel is revolutionary and has made us a truly global species.