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My first flight and I'm terrified

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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I didn't know where else to write this and I suppose I'm just looking for people to tell me that all will be ok .
You see , I fly off to Cyprus on Saturday and it will be my first flight ( I'm 46 BTW) and I'm totally terrified .

Walking into the airport and seeing the sign TERMINAL won't help matters lol




posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:16 PM
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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.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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Valiums do have a use in this world other than illegal sales....Take one, relax and before you know it you will be there...



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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Whatever you do, don't do this!!!




posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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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.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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reply to post by tpg65
 


I enjoy flying, but it really makes your arms ache!!

Seriously though, it's cool. If anything does happen, it's out of your control so don't worry.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:25 PM
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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.



Thank you for the sound advice.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by rstregooski
Whatever you do, don't do this!!!




Heehee . I will keep it in mind . Thank you



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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Thanks for your replies , everybody .



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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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



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:32 PM
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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


Thank you so much .
I know my fear is irrational , so i'm concentrating on having a great time in Cyprus



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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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.


Ahhh whoa there, be careful flinging those stats around, statistics do not matter much to the individual... If I told you you are much more likely to die getting your hair cut than you are to die getting eaten by an alligator, well I think I am correct in saying that your last thought would be anything related to probability calculations... You would be thinking, Ow my skull is getting all crushed up by the hungry alligator.

So depending on how you look at flying and the numbers you will get different results, for instance are you basing your stats on number of accidents per person transported or on number of accidents per vehicle? - cos there is a big difference, a car has 4 people in it and a plane has 300.....



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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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!



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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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!


Thank you , buddy . I will take heed



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 06:05 PM
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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



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by Now_Then
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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


Thank you and thanks for the offer



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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Don't try to open the exit or cockpit door mid-flight.

They tend to frown on that.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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I was scared my first flight too, esp., since it was soon after 9/11 had happened. Remain calm, don't think about being up high(esp., if you're scared of heights), but rather in a bus or train.
The scariest part was when the plane levels out at it's traveling altitude, your stomach will drop, as least some people feel it Comes close to when the plane is on take off.

Distracting youself by music or reading, even meeting a new travel friend, helps.

You'll be used to it on the way back probably. Took me about two flights then I was no longer scared, 'but still am uneasy for the leveling part.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by notsofunnyguy
Don't try to open the exit or cockpit door mid-flight.

They tend to frown on that.


I can understand why . I will let all that cold air and rain in.



posted on May, 12 2011 @ 12:57 AM
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Thank you so much for your very sound advice.
I will take my Ipod and maybe a book .

Regards




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