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I am glad you are taking Keith's advice and devoting just a specific time for worry.
Of course we will all worry about the latest events. I know it sounds awful but I hope it is down to fatigue damage as they are speculating. Simon Calder is on ITV speaking now and is saying that they don't have the same regulations for safety as us.
BA left for Sharm this morning, the captain would not fly there if it was not safe!
Focus on the end goal, NYC is amazing. I know you said you are flying Delta, is that on a Virgin aircraft.? Lovely airline to fly with
Hi Toni...we are all here because we share a fear, so you are not alone or different.
I'll tell you what I do, although this might not be for everyone,Im flying to New York soon... I immerse myself in everything to do with flying by watching countless utube videos..especially take off and landings to the point where they become sooooooooooooo boringly normal....you could call it 'immersion therapy'!
I watch the 'worse turbulence ever' clips...expecting to see something like the scenes in the Airplane film, everyone hanging upside down on their seats etc......and what do I see...someones drink wobbling slightly...big deal! lol...
Expect to be nervous..the more you anticipate something the more of a non event it may become...when the nerves kick in laugh at them..tell yourself you wont be beaten and have your trip ruined
I used to do silly things like check out the planes safety record, or try to find out exactly which plane I would be on, how old it was etc...If I could have accessed the pilots health records I would have!!...for what?...to tell me what I dont want to know...
Make yourself busy on the day, checking in, sorting tickets, passports...bit of retail therapy around the shops..
You have conquered the biggest hurdle in your first sentence 'I fly on Thursday 5th November from Manchester with Delta Airlines'...you are going...well done...now all you have to do is iron the little niggles about the flight out...Keiths literature etc is great for that, absorb it..it will help on the day, you will probably be surprised how calm you are and how positive you feel
Hope that helps
Nice to chat to you ... a great big WELL DONE from me
Enjoy that holiday and give yourself a great big pat on the back
I forgot to mention that I have booked the seat next to you!!!