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Old 22-02-2013, 04:42
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Ok so I'm flying to New York JFK on Monday from London Heathrow and I cant take my mind of it. I don't know what to do I'm just so anxious. I havent flown since I was 12...

It's a hulking boeing 747 to make things worse...

I guess what scares me most is take off, the motion, the angle when the plane banks... ugh

I've never had a panic attack before but this anticipation is killing me. I thought I'd be okay but this is getting worse and worse. Theres no going back.. I need help
Sometimes in life you just have to give yourself a slap and man up.

Look at the little girls on the flight having a great time without fear and feel thoroughly ashamed.

Flying is extremely safe. Flying on a western airliner is extraordinarily safe. Learn a bit about aviation and modern airliners. Thousands of these things take off and land daily without mishap. A 747 has 4 engines and can fly on 1. Even with 0, it would probably glide to the nearest airport as it's never all that far from the UK, Iceland, Greenland, or Canada.
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Old 22-02-2013, 04:42
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I wont be drinking any, im 17
Great.
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Old 22-02-2013, 04:48
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This thread is hilarious
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Old 22-02-2013, 06:10
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I said, take off makes me scared the most, being pushed back into your seat... Just how violent is it?s.

Maybe I need to find some pills for motion sickness or something
Its like you feel the plane accelerating and you feel pressed back a bit in the seat then youre off the runway, you dont feel the acceleration any more, you feel free and youre going up and away. You dont feel travel sick during the flight its not reallt that kind of movement, but no harm taking a couple of travel pills, in fact they can make you feel more sleepy and relaxed which might be handy to offset your worries.
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Old 22-02-2013, 06:48
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I wont be drinking any, im 17
It's ok, we won't tell anyone. Just down a couple of babychams beforehand and you'll be good to go.
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Old 22-02-2013, 07:18
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Just ask whoever you're going with to knock you over the head, by the time you wake up you should be well into the flight.
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Old 22-02-2013, 07:43
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I always find that the back feels strange.

Anyway, I'm no fan of flying in smaller aircraft, but a 747 feels very solid, you barely feel a thing.
That's what she said!
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Old 22-02-2013, 09:24
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Just remember OP that very few people die from a plane crashing into the ground/sea.

Its the massive fireball from exploding jet fuel or being eaten by sharks or freezing to death or drowning that does for them.

Hope this puts your mind at rest
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Old 22-02-2013, 09:36
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Why have you booked the trip if you're too scared to go???

Tell you what, I will help you out.

PM me and I'll take your ticket off your hands. I'll have no second thoughts about it.

Sorted.

As the Americans might say themselves, flying is AWESOME.
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Old 22-02-2013, 09:39
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I wont be drinking any, im 17
surely you should be back to school Monday then? no?
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Old 22-02-2013, 09:45
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OP, whatever you do before you go, do not, repeat, DO NOT watch FINAL DESTINATION 1.

Ok?
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Old 22-02-2013, 09:46
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OP, whatever you do before you go, do not, repeat, DO NOT watch FINAL DESTINATION 1.

Ok?
Or Castaway! Or Final Destination 5! Or Alive!
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:03
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surely you should be back to school Monday then? no?
Dunno about you but I left school at 16?
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:22
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Dunno about you but I left school at 16?
Good point. Well made.
My son's 17 tho and still at school in 6th form, so it's possible.
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:23
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Or Castaway! Or Final Destination 5! Or Alive!
OMG I haven't seen no 5 - what happens in that!?

Castaway was OK - Tom Hanks survived it.
(but he did end up talking to a ball.....)

& there was no happy ending really.
I like a happy ending me...
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:27
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OMG I haven't seen no 5 - what happens in that!?
Spoiler
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:29
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I wish I hadn't read that now! Bugger...

"WIIIIILSOOOON!"
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:43
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I wish I hadn't read that now! Bugger...
Sorry...

Originally Posted by HALibutt
"WIIIIILSOOOON!"
I never thought I could feel sorry for an inanimate volley ball but the scene where Wilson was floating away sure did tug on the heart strings!
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:48
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I would love to go to NYC.

Not keen on the flying though but I've had this feeling long before "you know when".
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:49
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Ok so I'm flying to New York JFK on Monday from London Heathrow and I cant take my mind of it. I don't know what to do I'm just so anxious. I havent flown since I was 12...

It's a hulking boeing 747 to make things worse...

I guess what scares me most is take off, the motion, the angle when the plane banks... ugh

I've never had a panic attack before but this anticipation is killing me. I thought I'd be okay but this is getting worse and worse. Theres no going back.. I need help
You don't notice it.
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:53
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Ok so I'm flying to New York JFK on Monday from London Heathrow and I cant take my mind of it. I don't know what to do I'm just so anxious. I havent flown since I was 12...

It's a hulking boeing 747 to make things worse...

I guess what scares me most is take off, the motion, the angle when the plane banks... ugh

I've never had a panic attack before but this anticipation is killing me. I thought I'd be okay but this is getting worse and worse. Theres no going back.. I need help

Just wait till you land the TSA will get their hands on you
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:58
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If I had headphones in during take off do you reckon I could lsiten to music? They tell you to turn stuff off but I just think it would make it easier for my mind.
Listening to music via disc or mp3 is ok, it's radio and phone signals they aren't happy with and ask you to switch off.
Generally it's no electronics during take off and landing (and no headphones anyway as they want you to be able to hear the instructions if there's an emergency. Which there won't, obviously.)
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Old 22-02-2013, 10:59
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Pretend your on a coach it works
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Old 22-02-2013, 11:02
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Taking off and landing is the best bit, but it's also the most dangerous part .

It's your ears with the pressure and the boredom thats is the worse.
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Old 22-02-2013, 11:04
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Don't worry about the flight. Worry about the fact every second on that plane brings you closer to New York.

Welcome to the jungle.
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