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Originally posted by faryjay
You'll be okay, just don't think about it to the extent of it being a stress ... Just think as if you're just sat in your living room chair ... Keep yourself busy on the plane, read, sleep etc.
Originally posted by rstregooski
Whatever you do, don't do this!!!
Originally posted by orinoco4
Just think of the crew, they are hopping on and off planes all year, they probably fly a different one every day of the week and they are still here, my first flight was quite scary, we took off and landed to refuel because the original takeoff used too much fuel up due to weather conditions so i got two flights for the price of one, enjoy your holiday
Originally posted by john1287
reply to post by Caji316
Its safer to fly then driveing a car I do it 2 times a year You will be ok dont worry. If not can I have your car.
Originally posted by Drunkenparrot
Don't sweat it, flying commercial isn't much different from taking a bus or train.
Usually there is very little sensation that you are moving at all.
You walk on, sit down and off you go. The nice stewardess/steward attends to your needs in route, then you come down, walk off and enjoy Cypress!
If you do hit a bump or two enroute just remember that the jet will happily take gforces many times what you may have felt on amusement park rides so while it can be unsettling at first, a bit of turbulence is no cause for alarm.
A note of caution, be careful indulging in too much nerve numbing libation in the lounge, carriers have gotten strict about intoxicated passengers in the last years and they can and will refuse to board you if they suspect you are over the limit regardless of your behavior.
Have a great trip!
Originally posted by Now_Then
reply to post by tpg65
Oh just to tell you now, the wings do flex quite a bit - it's really actually very cool for someone like me who loves aircraft and engineering to see on a big aircraft.
But just so you know, they are meant to do that! I love watching the wing tips bob up and down a little when taxiing, they have a great deal of flex designed into them - a little turbulence is nothing to a modern aircraft. - I can link you tubes of aircraft testing it you like... But maybe not for a nervous flyer
Originally posted by notsofunnyguy
Don't try to open the exit or cockpit door mid-flight.
They tend to frown on that.