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........................ Dr. Elliot Reid 1 child; New Zealand 8764 posts
13th Jan '13
Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
13th Jan '13

Just take a deep breath and know your are something like 10 times more likely to have something go wrong while in a car vs a plane.

Dr. Elliot Reid 1 child; New Zealand 8764 posts
13th Jan '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Just take a deep breath and know your are something like 10 times more likely to have something go wrong while in a car vs a plane."

But thats only because theres more cars than there are planes :(

Fourteen Ten Six Eighty 1 child; Russian Federation 69 posts
13th Jan '13

Reassure yourself with facts rather than fear. I'd never been on an airplane until I was 16 and I was terrified. The only thing that helped was to confront my fears with reality.



Now I just remind myself that airplane travel is the safest form of routine travel. Thousands die every year in car accidents, which are routine occurrences. A few hundred die in plane crashes, and MOST of those are in small, private planes piloted by inexperienced or reckless contracted pilots.



Airplanes are checked before, monitored during, and checked after EVERY. SINGLE. FLIGHT. by experts trained specifically in airplane inspection. Thousands of flights leave, fly and land without any problems whatsoever every day.



Millions of people are flying every single day. For all but a minuscule fraction of them, the worst that will happen is the ordeal the customer service and security will put you through or the flight attendant f**king up your elbows when she's had too many bloody marys and rams you with her cart.

✖Mandalorian 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Georgia 5386 posts
13th Jan '13

The first time I flew, I honestly took a xanex to calm myself. :oops: I was freaking terrified. Ever since then though I've had no problems with flying and actually find it relaxing

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
13th Jan '13

My mom got me drunk...:roll: I was 18



Lol... it was my graduation trip, we were going to hawaii and I was screaming crying like a lil girl they had to drag me to the shuttle...
I didn't want to be embarrassed so I shut up and went to sleep but we got to airport and I started crying again... she made me pound some of those lil bottles from liquor store I had decent buzz enough for me to get *funny* I started flipping on plane when we were landing my mom was ordering drinks and stashing them, made me drink when we were circling island to land, it was ok I had never drank before but I couldn't take my xanax at that age that would knock me out and she couldn't carry me lol

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
13th Jan '13

Dramamine. It makes me so tired I don't care if I am going to die...first I am going to sleep. I have slept through take off lots of times. LOL I used to be scared, now I have flown too many times to care...but I still take Dramamine for the pukes. So I used to just put it out of my mind until I got there, take the dramamine & wear headphones to drown out my thoughts & then get on the plane & let myself zonk. I normally woudl fall asleep in the wait & then Dh would wake me to walk on the plane & as soon as I sat down I was out again. I can stay awake if I want to - but once I am asleep, I am down for the count. I took it when I've traveled with the kids & can still stay awake, but if I don't have to stay awake, all I have to do is close my eyes & I am out...and this is coming from insomnia woman here.