airplanes

United States
January 30, 2007 5:03pm CST
My wife absolutely refuses to fly on an airplane. she is afraid of airplanes and thinks that they are too dangerous. What do you think?
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
31 Jan 07
My mom is the same way. I had never flown until I was 40 y/o. I had only been married about a year and my husband and I wanted to visit his family in California so I went. I have flown many times since. I am not so much afraid anymore but I hate to fly because my legs bother me (RLS).
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• United States
26 Mar 07
Hi Lucy. My legs bother me too when I sit in one place for a long time. I need to walk around some. What about all of the hastle with security in getting on a plane? From what I have seen on tv it looks like a lot of trouble.
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I used to love flying in an airplane. Couldn't wait until I was able to visit some family member in another state. I don't know what happened but now, everytime I get on one, every little bump freaks me out. I'd rather drive than fly but unfortunately it's not possible much of the time.
• United States
26 Mar 07
My wife, bless her, likes to have her feet upon the ground. The last time we got upon a rollercoaster my wife got off of it at the end and was several shades lighter than when we started the rollercoaster ride.
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
Must your wife really take some flights? If you believe that in the near future she will have to take some flights, then her fear must be overcome. There are some doctors who have specialized in dealing with phobias so their clients shall overcome them. Make her see one. This is a good option. There are others whose phobias are eradicated by going through what it is that they fear most. They then realize that the fear is unfounded as they didn't get hurt when they did face their fear squarely. This procedure doesn't appear applicable to your wife's case, though. It seems she got her unfounded fear from somewhere and the doctor can help her identify it.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
I think that my wife would have no problem getting on a bus, but I would never likely get her on a plane. She has too much fear of flying.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I am the same way. I always said if I did get on one, the way my luck runs, it will get hijacked or will crash. With the way things are now, I am definitely not convinced.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
I can certainly agree with you. I like to have my feet upon the ground. At least if I took the bus it would be safe.
@weemam (13389)
26 Mar 07
I love going in a plane , I must admit I was terrified my first flight but loved all of the rest, haven't done it for years as we can't afford holidays now , I used to love the flight better than the holiday itself, The clouds looked as if you could just open the plane door and walk on them and the sun rise was breathtaking , planes are safer than cars , xx
@weemam (13389)
26 Mar 07
I love going in a plane , I must admit I was terrified my first flight but loved all of the rest, haven't done it for years as we can't afford holidays now , I used to love the flight better than the holiday itself, The clouds looked as if you could just open the plane door and walk on them and the sun rise was breathtaking , planes are safer than cars , xx