Are you afraid of flying? Why?

@marguicha (128484)
Chile
April 19, 2009 10:48am CST
I love to travel and have gone to many places by plane. I don´t fear airplanes. I have encountered a lot of people that are very much afraid of flying. Are you one of them? What makes you fear airplanes? Do you still fly in spite of your fear? Please share. Happy posting
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@maximax8 (30060)
• United Kingdom
19 Apr 09
I am not afraid of flying which is something that I am very glad about. I love traveling so very much and the most practical way to reach faraway destinations is by plane. For ten years on every flight I got ear pain before landing. I am so grateful to my friend that gave me a pair of ear planes to try out. Since that day onwards I haven't had any ear pain when flying. On the flight I did to Tunisia it was bumpy and that frightened me so much that I was sick. One time I got on a plane and was handed a newspaper. There was a story on the front page of a concord crash. I like to sit by the window when I go on a plane then I might see some amazing views. From plane windows I have seen the pyramids of Egypt, tropical islands and Sydney Harbor.
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• China
20 Apr 09
i am not afraid of flying too. but i don't like flying for a long time.it's boring.also,i like to sit by the window when i go on a plane.just want to see the scene to avoid nap from the beginning of the trip. if the destination is not far, i'd like to go by train which have a speed more 200km/h. because i can see the view along the railway clearly ,better than from the plane.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
19 Apr 09
i have never flown & don't guess i ever will but that's fine w/me. i have never wanted to & have had no reason to.
@marguicha (128484)
• Chile
19 Apr 09
I know you don´t like to fly, friend. And if you don´t need to, there´s no point in doing it. My hubby hated to fly even thought he flew a lot during his life. Everytime we took a plane together, I would take his hand to tell him it was ok. It´s difficult to overcome our fear: I´m very much afraid of earhquakes and I live in an earthquake country. Hug
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
19 Apr 09
i sure hope u never have to go through an eartquake. we have bad tornadoes around here but thank god i have never been in one.
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• Malta
19 Apr 09
I am not afraid of flying. Used to work on airplanes for some time and got used to it. Then a few months after that I developed a fear of flying but it went away after some time. However I hate flying for long hours: three and a half hours and I am already wishing to land. It's not that I am afraid but I get bored in the plane!
@marguicha (128484)
• Chile
19 Apr 09
Planes ARE boring even if the crew does everything to keep you entertained. . They are alwaysgiving you somthing to eat ordrink although I think the quality of the meals have gone DOWN since I started to take planes.
• Philippines
19 Apr 09
I havent gotten in a plane. lolz. but im not afraid of flying. You have to make sure that you trust your airlines before you go. For you to have a safe trip and dont forget to pray wherever you go for your safety.