It has been a long time since I visited this site and a lot has changed since then. I am really loving the new LogBook section and am currently working my way through the videos. Last time I visited the site (nearly 3 years ago now!) it was only a couple of days before my long haul flight. This time I decided to log on much more in advance to try prep my mind for my next flight.
I am due to fly to Hong Kong in September with Qatar Airlines with a stop over in Doha.
For some reason I am feeling even more nervous knowing that we're going to have to stop over and wait around, re-board and take off again. I am just looking for some encouragement from people who have experienced long haul flights with stop overs and for some explanation of the process. Also has anyone flown with Qatar airlines? If you have any good experiences to share then please do. :)
I think my main problem with flying is something I have struggled with on other forms on public transport (trains and buses etc..) I feel quite trapped (especially if the places are crowded) and I hate being surrounded by people I don't know. I often find myself looking for the dodgiest looking person and focus and worry about what they might do for the entire journey. I know its a silly thing to do but I am finding it a hard habit to break. Has anyone else got this problem?
I don't fly often (my last flight was 3 years ago) so I generally feel a bit nervous during the flight due to noises and bumps etc... but I know flying very safe and I feel I have a good understanding of how things work and what all those noises and bumps are. I think its just my lack of flying experience which makes everything around me feel slightly alien and therefore causing me to feel uncomfortable.
So now I have 7 weeks to prepare! So any advice or experiences from you would be much appreciated. I often find people who have never been nervous about flying don't give very helpful advice and often make me feel worse. So I'm glad I have signed up to this forum in the hope of finding others out there like me. :)