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Article on Turbulence in the Daily Mail

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yilyn Lim Jun 9, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi EveryoneThere was an article in the Daily Mail recently on a flight from Singapore to London which encountered turbulence and left 11 people injured. You can read it…Continue

Flight time differences to and from the same destination

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yilyn Lim Dec 16, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi Captain Keith, I'm flying from Tokyo to HK tomorrow and the flight is scheduled for 5 hours. When I flew over from HK to Tokyo last week, it was about 3.5 hours. Why would there be a discrepency?…Continue

Airport Curfews?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Keith Dec 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi Captain KeithI just landed in Tokyo last Sunday and we circled for about 45 mins before we landed. The pilot explained that it was because of an "airport curfew".My flight landed at 6am. I thought…Continue

Questions about seats?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Keith Dec 8, 2012. 6 Replies

Hi EveryoneI've read that the most "stable" seats on a plane are over the wing. I read that when a plane encounters turbulence, the passengers seated over the wing are the most stable. Is this true?…Continue


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Yilyn Lim replied to Hannah Stephens's discussion Turbulence in Las Vegas
"Hi Hannah, first of all, congratulations on booking your flight! As for dealing with turbulence, I would advise you to have a physical checklist of things to distract you with. Some things I put on my checklist are reminding myself that turbulence…"
Jun 27, 2016
Yilyn Lim replied to Sarah's discussion Weather in UK
"I did it Sarah! Flew over on Saturday and just got back tonight. The weather was lovely on the flight over so I was able to enjoy it. However, the flight back tonight was delayed by half an hour but we still managed to make it back to Belfast in…"
Feb 24, 2014
Yilyn Lim replied to Sarah's discussion Weather in UK
"Hi Sarah  Beautiful pictures, looks like lovely weather :) I'm supposed to fly into London this Saturday and back to Belfast on Sunday. The gales we experienced last week has made me really anxious, and I have half a mind not to go ahead…"
Feb 17, 2014
Yilyn Lim replied to andyb99's discussion flying more
"Hey Andy Thanks for sharing the story about the guy who had done a million miles… Wow… I'm going to think about that every time I feel anxious :) Will update you on how it goes this weekend! (Fingers crossed) Best, Yilyn"
Feb 17, 2014
Yilyn Lim replied to andyb99's discussion flying more
"Hi Andy  I'll be looking forward to your posts and comments! I may sound rational and calm here, but I have a one-hour flight next weekend and I am already making excuses to get out of it. I just wish that there was an instant cure for our…"
Feb 14, 2014
Yilyn Lim commented on Darius R's blog post Not very pleasant flight to LCG
"Hi Darius Thanks for your encouragement. I hope you have a good flight back too! Update us when you're back.  Cheers,  Yilyn"
Feb 13, 2014
Yilyn Lim replied to Sarah's discussion Weather in UK
"Hi Sarah Hope you had a good flight and welcome back to the UK! Thanks for reminding me about wind speed and planes. It made me feel better :) It seems a bit silly to compare one flight with another. My husband has flown over the UK numerous times…"
Feb 13, 2014
Yilyn Lim replied to Sarah's discussion Weather in UK
"Hey Sarah I'm supposed to fly over to London for next weekend but looking at the strong winds outside my window, I am petrified. I am now trying to cancel my trip, even though it would mean forgoing everything I have paid so far (air tickets…"
Feb 12, 2014
Yilyn Lim replied to andyb99's discussion flying more
"Hi Andy Is there something specific about flying that makes you worry? For me, it's turbulence. Since you are familiar with how a plane works, maybe you can talk yourself through when you start feeling nervous or fearful. For example, you say…"
Feb 12, 2014
Yilyn Lim commented on Darius R's blog post Not very pleasant flight to LCG
"Dear Darius I'm sorry that you had an unpleasant flight, but it's a good sign that you did not panic. That's a positive outcome. We cannot control the weather and if you've listened to Captain Keith's tapes, he talks about…"
Feb 12, 2014
Yilyn Lim commented on Lynne Perkins's blog post Fear has come back
"Hi Lynne Is there something specific about the flight that is causing you anxiety? I've never been to New York but it's definitely on my Top 10 list of places to visit. I'm sure you'll have an amazing time with your…"
Jan 10, 2014
Yilyn Lim replied to Sarah's discussion Weather in UK
"Hi Sarah  Glad that the flight was perfect and that you're back safe and sound. I know what you mean about the weather. I've not made any plans to fly anywhere but I still get a bit tense every time I hear about the…"
Dec 25, 2013
Yilyn Lim commented on Lena McCann's blog post Another Flight
"Hi Lena I'm currently staying in Belfast too but I haven't taken a flight in almost half a year. I've been going through your posts and am feeling so encouraged by your flight experiences. Please continue to share them :) Cheers, Yi…"
Dec 23, 2013
Yilyn Lim liked Lena McCann's blog post Another Flight
Dec 23, 2013
Yilyn Lim commented on Anne phillips's blog post hello from australia
"Thanks for your reply, Anne. Glad that everything went well on your flight. Keep on flying! :)"
Aug 31, 2013
Anne phillips commented on Yilyn Lim's blog post Anxiety over flight on Monday
"my flight went well"
Aug 30, 2013

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Anxiety over flight on Monday

Posted on August 10, 2013 at 1:52pm 7 Comments

Hey everyone, I've got a 13-hour flight to London Heathrow on Monday and I am terrified. I've been close to tears all day and I don't think I can muster up enough courage to face my fears. What should I do? I feel so tired out from the anxiety. 

Finally booked my flight to the UK

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 5:10pm 3 Comments

After deliberating for weeks, I mustered up the courage to book myself on a 13-hour flight to UK on 12 Aug. Feeling terrified and elated at the same time. It's a small step but at least I am one step closer than I was a day ago. 

Please send me positive energy! I need it to face my fears.

Thank you.

anxiety about long haul flight :(

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 6:24pm 3 Comments

Hi everyone! I really need some advice about my upcoming long haul flight to the UK from Singapore. I was meant to fly at the end of April, but because of work commitments and visa hiccups, I've been putting it off. It's also probably due to my anxiety about making this 13-hour journey that I've been putting it off. 

I'm supposed to leave at the end of July but just looking at flight schedules is a nerve-wrecking experience. My main worry is turbulence. Unfortunately many seasoned…


need advice about an upcoming long haul flight

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 3:35pm 6 Comments

Hi Everyone!

I'm flying to London from Singapore at the end of June and am wondering if I should fly direct or transit in the middle. If I fly direct, it's about 13.5 hours and to transit in middle is about 7 hours each way.

The thought of getting onto a plane for 14 hours is daunting and taking 2 7-hour flights, at least in my mind, is more manageable. The last flight I took was in December and it was about 5.5 hours. So I feel I can do this. 

Please let me know what…


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