Plane Trip

@Calais (10899)
Australia
July 3, 2008 10:03am CST
I need to go on a plane trip, only about a 2 hour flight. I have never been on a plane and Im really scared...lol..Has anyone got any tips or stories to share...Dont want any scarey stories because that might freak me out then I will have a 12 hour drive instead and the cost of petrol, I dont really want to drive..
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Jul 08
It's just like a great big bus trip with a far better view! Statistically speaking too (If it helps!) you are far safer flying than you are driving! I am someone who flies a LOT because my work takes me to many different countries each year. Seeing as the flight itself is around an hour and a half to two hours or so; sit back, enjoy it and make sure you ask for a window seat!
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
13 Jul 08
ok, thank you very much...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Oct 08
Thanks for the best response Calais! I am assuming that you have taken the flight by now so if you have then I hope it all went well and you enjoyed the experience!
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
6 Oct 08
No worries, and yes, it wasnt as bad as i thought it would be, id do it again without hesitation...
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Hey there...Just think about what you are going to be doing when you get to your destination and the trip will be over before you know it....Are you going alone? Just think happy thoughts and you will be fine....
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
3 Jul 08
Im not going alone, but they have never been a plane either...lol... But I'll try and think happy thoughts...lol..thank you.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Take along things to occupy them..that should do the trick...oh, and if your ears feel full or hurt just pinch your nose shut and blow so you can clear your ears and release the pressure....It is painful if you don't....It doesn't happen to everyone...but just incase...Don't blow really hard though, just enough so you hear them pop... I hope you have a safe and happy trip....
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
5 Jul 08
Yes,ok i will do that, thanks
@mummymo (23707)
5 Jul 08
Oh sweety I can understand being scared if you have never flown but honestly it is so much fun! There is less chance of anything happening in the air than there is on the ground by far! If i were you I would take a good book, puzzle etc to distract you if you are beginning to freak out a little! Hugs and Good Luck - great to see you! xxx
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
5 Jul 08
Hi there, its been a while...lol.. A book sounds good, i'll take one, thank you.
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@mummymo (23707)
6 Jul 08
It sure has - I miss you and I hope that you are all ok? Hugs xxx
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
6 Oct 08
Hi Calais, hadn't been in mylot in ages, and it's nice to be answering my mylot friends' discussions again. Well, i totally understand how you are feeling right now. I am lucky because i don't have a particular fear to flying, but many people that i know do. Best thing that you can do is take a relaxing infusion and think that flying is way more comfortable than driving, that you will save a lot of time and that nothing will happen, cause that is what will happen, nothing. Enjoy the flight :)
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
6 Oct 08
Thanks, It wasnt as bad as I thought it would be, and I would definantly do it again...
@maximax8 (30099)
• United Kingdom
13 Jul 08
I suggest that you get a window seat and then you will get a view at taking off and landing time. It would be a good idea for you to wear comfortable clothes for the journey. You might like to read a magazine or a book when the flight is in the air. When the plane begins to descend you could suck a sweet. If you feel discomfort in your ear hold you nose and blow until each of your ears pops. The plane makes a loud noise when it reaches the tarmac on the runway. That is nothing to worry about though. I have been on many flights, like around the world and on many shorter flights within Europe. Good luck and it would be lovely to hear how you get on.
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
13 Jul 08
Ive seen from other discussions about your travels, I will definantly take your advice and thank you very much.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
11 Jul 08
Hi Calais, two suggestions from me...make sure your sinuses are clear and have something to chew. Also have a riveting book to read during take-off and descent to land. Good luck.
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
13 Jul 08
ok, Thanks for that..
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I'm rather apprehensive about flying as well, the longest flight I have taken is to Colorado, it was nine hours, we had two stops. I took a tylenol PM before I boarded, and dozed on and off. The trip really didn't seem that long. I also flew to Vegas, that was five hours, I rather enjoyed that flight,
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
7 Jul 08
This flight is only about hours so Im hoping its over really quick...Thanks.