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Old 22-02-2013, 15:14
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I would rather be getting a 747 than the tiny propellor plane I'll be catching to get back to the mainland tomorrow morning. Those small planes are bumpy as hell, and it's likely to be blowing a gale as well.
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Old 22-02-2013, 15:16
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If you're flying BA you might be on a 777 with 2 engines. They seem to swap them quite a lot on that route.
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Old 22-02-2013, 15:22
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Don't go then.

You're going NYC baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 22-02-2013, 15:41
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Alcohol is the best cure for fear of flying. I flew to Dubai and got so drunk I don't remember most of it, now I never fly sober.
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Old 22-02-2013, 15:42
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As a fellow terrified flyer who has, nevertheless, probably circumnavigated the globe several times, I could offer the OP some good advice.

He seems to have disappeared however.
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Old 22-02-2013, 15:50
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As a fellow terrified flyer who has, nevertheless, probably circumnavigated the globe several times, I could offer the OP some good advice.

He seems to have disappeared however.
You never know, he might have a job or a life. It was only earlier today he posted.
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Old 22-02-2013, 15:51
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As a fellow terrified flyer who has, nevertheless, probably circumnavigated the globe several times, I could offer the OP some good advice.

He seems to have disappeared however.
That's a shame, I was hoping to have his ticket.
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:19
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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

Why not stay up all night then on the plane take a sleep aid such as diphenhydramine 50mg, you should sleep through it.

Another option is using propranolol 40mg for anxiety and panic attacks.

Do see your GP and see what they recommend.

You do have to remember plane crashes are very rare, what maybe two a year or something, so you're more likely to be killed getting to the airport.
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:24
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If you're flying BA you might be on a 777 with 2 engines. They seem to swap them quite a lot on that route.
I'm flying to Incheon International, South Korea in April. It's an 11 hour flight on a BA 777, the only thing I'm worried about is the in-flight food, not sure if I should pick the vegetarian option as I hear the vegetarian food is usually fresh.
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Old 22-02-2013, 16:32
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Statistically you're probably more at risk being in NYC rather than the plane!

If I were you I'd be excited to be going to New York on Monday instead of work
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:16
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Statistically you're probably more at risk being in NYC rather than the plane!

If I were you I'd be excited to be going to New York on Monday instead of work
That is SO true.
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:27
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I've watched the entire aircraft accident and mayday series, most of the crashes are down to stupid pilot errors, you wouldn't believe how thick some of them are

The airspeed sensors in airliners are notoriously unreliable, I certainly wouldn't fly in an old model like a 747, it only takes just one of those pitot tubes to get blocked
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:28
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I'm flying to Incheon International, South Korea in April. It's an 11 hour flight on a BA 777, the only thing I'm worried about is the in-flight food, not sure if I should pick the vegetarian option as I hear the vegetarian food is usually fresh.
The food will be fine . ..- within the usual restraints of airline offerings of course .

Fresh vegetarian food ? - for sure not in a Y cabin
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:39
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Sit at the back. They don't crash backwards.
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:41
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Can I have your ticket if you won't go?
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:44
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The food will be fine . ..- within the usual restraints of airline offerings of course .

Fresh vegetarian food ? - for sure not in a Y cabin
I think that unless there were vegetarian meals available that had high protein content, (such as pasta), I would kick off big time if there was only vegetarian meals available! I tend to get extremely irritable if I haven't had anything which is high in protein for a long while!
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Old 22-02-2013, 18:59
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Valium might be a good idea if you're really having problems, but please, please, please don't take them with alcohol!
I couldn't agree more. Many years ago I had a boyfriend who was prescribed Valium. We went on holiday to Greece together and he took some Valium for the flight home - along with a fair few duty free drinks.

He soon turned aggressive, nasty and violent towards me, with no provocation. The air hostesses ignited me to sit with them in their seats, so I could get away from him. Horrible experience
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:03
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Can I have your ticket if you won't go?
I was going to ask the same question.
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:05
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Is it? Are you in the South Bronx?
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:08
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I was going to ask the same question.
No, if anybody, the ticket should be going to me!

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Old 22-02-2013, 19:09
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No, if anybody, the ticket should be going to me!

With that username, I'm hoping your reason for wanting it is justified
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:11
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With that username, I'm hoping your reason for wanting it is justified
My reason being is because I want a reason to escape from my boring work life, just for one week!
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:14
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Is it really a good idea to take valium? Even though its very unlikely in an emergency situation I'd like to be fully alert.
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:14
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My reason being is because I want a reason to escape from my boring work life, just for one week!
Good enough It's all yours
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Old 22-02-2013, 19:20
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i know someone working the late flight for Virgin. . .

tell whoever serves you scotch was intouch if its VS youre flying lol
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