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Old 12-21-2001, 10:45 AM   #1
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Frequent Flyers...Please Calm My Nerves...

As lots of you know, I'm flyin' tomorrow to see my fiance. I HATE flying...not because of 9-11 either...I've always hated it. It's not even the flying part that bothers me...I hate airports, and I am driving myself crazy with the possibility that my flight won't be able to leave (last time, we almost didn't leave because our stewardess didn't show up, and my father was flying that same day on a different flight, and HIS plane almost didn't leave because of engine problems).

So...you people that fly often...or have even only flown a couple times, I suppose...reassure me that most flights DO leave on time with no problems...

They do, right???


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Old 12-21-2001, 10:49 AM   #2
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Everything will be fine. I love flying no matter if it's on one of those puddle jumping prop planes or a 727. My brother is a aircraft mechanic and he'd be the first one to tell me if I shouldn't fly...he hasn't...so I feel safe. Don't worry!! I've had almost no problem with any flight I've been on...enjoy seeing the world from another point of view!
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Old 12-21-2001, 10:58 AM   #3
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One tip-these days, you have to allow PLENTY of time w/ check-in, etc. and all the extra security.

They are randomly hand-searching carry-on's and even checked luggage. IMO, if you're nervous already, get there at least 2 1/2 hours before your flight leaves.

I'm a nervous flier too-the only thing that really helps me is my CD Walkman, and praying.
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Old 12-21-2001, 11:02 AM   #4
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My dad is dropping me off about 2 and a half hours before my flight leaves, so I should have plenty of time.

I'm just so paranoid that my flight is going to be cancelled or horribly delayed or something...*sigh*...I always drive myself mad thinking of things like that.

I'm bringing Dramamine this time too because I was friggin' sick to my stomach the entire flight last time...not to puking point, but to the very, very uncomfortable feelin' point.


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Old 12-21-2001, 11:06 AM   #5
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You'll be fine, girl. I used to fly quite often when I was with my ex, and just recently flew three times in less than 2 months! I had almost no problems at all on any of those flights, most all of them leave ontime too. Have a safe flight!! (And a great time with the fiance!)

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Old 12-21-2001, 11:18 AM   #6
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April~

You've flown of Detroit Metro before, haven't you? And you had no probs there?


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You've flown of Detroit Metro before, haven't you? And you had no probs there?


Yes, that's all I've ever flown out of MI. The only problem I encountered was 3 years ago when my flight was delayed, but it was the day before Thanksgiving so that was most likely why. Also, my ex had a hell of a time getting out during the blizzard of 99, but other than those two times it's all been fine. Like Gina said, the security these days will probably be a pain in the ass, but everything else should be just fine.

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Old 12-21-2001, 11:31 AM   #8
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Pick out your finest business suit, and then go and con them into letting you sit in Business Class. It works on occasion.

Also, if the plane has an upper level (2nd floor), you'd feel less sick up there. It's supposed to be more stable.

Good luck! I'm sure it'll all go smoothly.
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Ah Katherine, you'll be right!
Flying is fun if you let it be.
Just dont think so much.
I've done a lot of flying and always try and enjoy the experience.
It would never enter my head about it being delayed. If it is, it is. There are SO many planes going up and coming down every day, especially this time of year, schedules are bound to get a little slow.
If I can endure 23 hours witha stop over from Sydney to London and back again, u can handle this lil flight!

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you'll be fine. My dad has been on planes LOADS of times even those really tiny planes that look like a carvan with wings, he alwyas gets to his destination on time and he has never complained about being late, you'll be GREAT

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Old 12-21-2001, 07:15 PM   #11
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Thanks for replying, everybody! I'm feeling a lot less aprehensive about the airport and flying!

I leave tomorrow...I'll pop in once I arrive to Virginia to let you all know how things fared!


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You've flown of Detroit Metro before, haven't you? And you had no probs there?


I know this was to April, bu I flew through there in November, and had no problems! You are getting there early enough, and with a major airline hub there, even if the flight is delayed or cancelled, there will be many options!
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Hey Bonochick, I feel your pain. I'm not much of a flier.

Neither is my friend Michael who just flew to Prague and back. So for Christmas, I got him a medal of St. Joseph of Cupertino, the patron saint of astronauts, pilots, and fliers.

So even if you're not Catholic (my friend is Quaker), if you get nervous, say a little prayer to St. Joseph of Cupertino and hopefully everything will work out okay. A little divine intervention couldn't hurt! (I hope this *Catholic* advice doesn't offend...but my theory is, if what you're doing isn't working, try anything else!)

And Detroit Metro is quite safe and well-run. I used to live in Westland and their planes flew over my school all the time, and I've been there with many a relative. Good luck!
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I forgot about it being a hub, DOH!!

lol

Wasn't it just the teeniest airport you've ever seen, zone?

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Don't fly Southwest.







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