Fear of Flying

  • zakariahzol

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    Jun 30, 2009 8:12 PM GMT
    Just come out, a Yemenia airplane crash into the Indian Ocean (Paris to Comoros). A French Airplane from Rio to Paris crash into the Atlantic.

    Despite taking so many flight before, I never actually get rid off my fear of flying. If I am sitting in a plane I will be all nervous, looking outside the window for any evidence of fire on the airplane wind. Any form of shaking and air turbulance will make me , pray as though I gonna die soon.

    Lately I been avoiding air travelling. But the need to visit further and faraway country (that I try to suppress) start to surface. I know , if its time for me to die , than it doesnt matter how I travel. I have a long vacation coming, in Sept. I plan to visit either Australia or Sri Lanka (both require flying). How do I get over my fear of flying? Any suggestion.
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    Nov 22, 2009 11:34 PM GMT
    I can relate--I dont like flying either. Happiest when the plane lands. And least happy when its dark and bumpy. Ive avoided trips because of it.

    I used to LOVE it as a kid, but not so much anymore.

    Here are some websites to help, try to find close to you:

    http://www.fofc.com/about.htm

    Or this:
    http://www.fearofflyinghelp.com/

    I googled to discover that 3 milion people fly every day.
    Which means even if a plane (that carried 300 people) crashed every day, your odds even if you flew everyday would be 1/10,000.
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    Commerical planes crash FATALLY once/tiwce a year.

    Apparently your odds of a crash getting to the airport are significantly higher.

    Im trying to convince myself and you Zakariahzol.
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    Nov 22, 2009 11:36 PM GMT
    Contact one of the airlines to do a fear of flying course. They're really good. Most peoples' fear comes from not knowing what the noises are on the plane, so they get you in a plane and describe what's going on and stuff like that. A friend of my family had a severe fear of flying; she did one of those courses and while she is still a bit scared she finds it bareable now/
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    Nov 23, 2009 12:40 AM GMT
    Thats what I hear--but its pretty expensive.
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    Nov 23, 2009 12:54 AM GMT
    But if a person is dead set scared of getting onto the plane in the first place, it doesn't matter what class they fly in.
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    Nov 23, 2009 12:58 AM GMT
    If you're gonna crash it may as well be with real stemware in hand icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 23, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo7 saidIf you're gonna crash it may as well be with real stemware in hand icon_wink.gif


    normally, i'd find that funny...but today its not for some reason.
  • hotelbistud

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    Nov 23, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    airline professional here...don't be scurrrrrrrrrrrrrddd ;)
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    Nov 23, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
    That's my point. All those things you mentioned would not be solved by having a business/first class seat.

    http://www.fearlessflyers.com.au/

    This is the QANTAS fear of flying course. As you can see, it touches on all things.

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    Nov 23, 2009 1:36 AM GMT
    There should be no fear of flying. What is the big deal? If it crashes you are dead so what's the issue?
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    Nov 23, 2009 1:40 AM GMT
    Hypnosis!!!!
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    Nov 23, 2009 1:42 AM GMT
    DrEric saidHypnosis!!!!


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    Nov 23, 2009 1:42 AM GMT
    valium
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    Nov 23, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    Seriously..Hypnosis is what helped me get over my fear of flying..so bad that I would not travel. Also there is a good cd on the market...http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Soup-Presents-Fearless-Flightkit/dp/0972236902

    Also this is very helpful and it is free:
    http://www.fearofflyinghelp.com/


    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.


    Best,

    Dr. Eric
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    Nov 23, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Xanax

    http://www.drugs.com/xanax.html

    ooppssssss....

    Blondizgd said
    DrEric saidHypnosis!!!!


    xantrax
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    Nov 23, 2009 2:00 AM GMT
    You are definitely not the only one that has a fear of flying. I love to travel and have been all over the world. I HATE to fly, it is my biggest fear and I too get very nervous and uneasy. I flew to London not to long ago and went to the doc before my trip and was able to get prescription for an anxiety pill. I can tell you that after taking one before my flight I had NO problem flying the 11 hours. I was at ease and really didnt care if the plane burst into fire lol...For me, I know I will never get over the fear of flying but in order to experience the world I have to find a way to deal with it. Bring something to read, dvd's, laptop, get a prescription etc. Good luck, you'll be alright icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 23, 2009 2:00 AM GMT
    I fly ALL the time. I used to follow my fathers philosophy. 2 drinks before the flight, 2 drinks on the each flight, 2 drinks at any lay over and 2 drinks following the flight... It used to work wonders... Then 9/11 happened and TSA came along, then the cost of the drinks on the plane and in the airport went sky high... 7 dollars now for a drink on the flight and who knows what you will find in the connecting airports. FUCK I TOTALLY HATE FLYING NOW. I'll even drive the shitty company vans to stay away from it. I just try to read something that keeps me occupied going up and down...
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    Nov 23, 2009 2:21 AM GMT
    Hey Jpr..he was actually very helpful, I chatted with him on IM.
    I guess those that dont have the fear of flying dont get it.
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    Nov 23, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    The last time I flew(2 years ago to Mexico) I remember the night before my departure date, for some odd reason I looked up Airplane crashes on youtube lol.

    I made it through the flight okay,but when we were going back home we were waiting in the plane forever!! as the plane was pulling out the captain told us.

    " I apologize for the long wait ladies and gentleman ,but we had to fix a fuel leak" icon_eek.gif




    Even my oma told me that people die more from car crashes than airplane crashes.

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    Nov 23, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    lenoxx said

    " I apologize for the long wait ladies and gentleman ,but we had to fix a fuel leak" icon_eek.gif



    Haha..omg that is hilarious..and just before taking off too!

    The chances of something going wrong during a flight are so slim and so many flights land and take off safely every minute of the day. I remind myself of this whenever I feel uneasy.

    zakariahzol, did you end up taking your trip??
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    Nov 23, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    Ah yes.... Jprichva and SouthBeach. Every thread, another argument icon_smile.gif I totally know what I'm getting you two for Christmas. A room with washable walls.
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    Nov 23, 2009 3:41 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Blondizgd saidThere should be no fear of flying. What is the big deal? If it crashes you are dead so what's the issue?


    Are you being serious or just pretending to be a stupid piece of flesh?

    Fear of flying is a very real issue for many people.



    Well I see you don't have to TRY to be a stupid piece of shit. There's absolutely no trying with you.

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    Nov 23, 2009 3:03 PM GMT


    Blondizgd said "There should be no fear of flying. What is the big deal? If it crashes you are dead so what's the issue?"

    D'oh, fear of dying and the way of it.

    You're missing something, and it will serve you well if you can get some. Empathy.
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    Nov 23, 2009 3:10 PM GMT
    You just have to relax and do it. I find it much easier to be on a plane if I am near a window seat. It took me a while to be able to sit still without sweating or wanting to get sick, but I've managed. The only time I have trouble now is when flying over large bodies of water.

    I think the fear is always there, but you just have to learn to accept it as a part of yourself and find a way to calm it down.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 23, 2009 3:28 PM GMT
    It doesn't keep me from flying, but I never feel comfortable on a plane while in the air. If there is turbulence or weird noises that don't sound normal coming from the plane, my anxiety level spikes