October 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Scary stories-what should I do about them?

I was having lunch with 2 colleagues today and they were asking me which part of flying do I find most frightening. So I mentioned turbulence. I said while it makes me anxious, I know it's not dangerous and lasts a relatively short period of time. 

One colleague said that sometimes planes will "drop" suddenly so we should keep our safety belt on at all times. Though she did end by saying that cabin crew face the most danger because of the nature of their work, they can't be strapped…

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Added by Yilyn Lim on October 30, 2012 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

Bound for Tokyo in December!

I've just booked my first flight in 6 years to Tokyo. The flight time is about 8 hours and involves one 1-hour stopover in Hong Kong. It's been so long since I booked a flight that the whole experience felt surreal. I'm feeling happy and excited at the moment. This is just the first step though. 

I'll probably book another short flight before the December trip. Probably a 2-hour flight to Thailand from where I live. To give myself an incentive, I was thinking of splurging on a…

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Added by Yilyn Lim on October 23, 2012 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

A leap of faith

After years of dodging flying, I've got to take a one hour flight in the middle of next month for a family gathering. It's only a one-hour flight and it does seem silly to be frightened of it. It doesn't compare to the long 14-hour flight that I have to take next year. 

I feel anxious and excited at the same time. Anxious about stepping inside an aircraft again but excited that taking this flight is the first step I am taking towards overcoming my fears. I'll probably by posting more…

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Added by Yilyn Lim on October 21, 2012 at 5:39pm — 2 Comments

The great big move

Hi everyone! I'm Lyn and I live in Asia. It's challenging living in Asia and being a nervous flier, options like ground courses are not available to me. While I've always been a slightly nervous flier, but I've managed to travel to wonderful places like across Asia, Australia and the US. 

However, after having a panic attack on my last flight, I haven't set foot on a plane for 6 years. I tell myself that it's alright and my life is fulfilling enough, despite not being able to travel.…

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Added by Yilyn Lim on October 15, 2012 at 5:10pm — 2 Comments

This Sunday is THAT day

Ok, my first transatlantic flight was deferred, so now I have 100% news that this Sunday is the day I will start my first transatlantic journey. Today I've started to feel really nervous. Really. The first thought that goes to my head - turbulence. Again, I can blame media for this. If I didn't read news about FA injuries during turbulence now I wouldn't be so afraid. Turbulence was never the thing I'm afraid most. I always new that it is safe. Now I feel tensed about that. I just can't…

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Added by Darius R on October 11, 2012 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

I felt some of the excitement again - thank you!

Hi there,

I want to tell you something of my story in case anyone else can relate. I think like lots of fearful flyers, I used to enjoy flying. Apart from a few little nerves at certain moments during a flight, mainly because the sensations felt unusual or a little uncomfortable, I generally relished the whole experience, including anticipating the trip and getting to the airport. I used to love looking at the aircraft whilst waiting at the gate, contemplating how amazing it was that…

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Added by Helen Savin on October 8, 2012 at 7:51pm — 2 Comments

Transatlantic flight

Good afternoon Keith

 

I used to be a member and want to thank you for all your work; over the past 3 years I achieved great success flying without fear, one or two times every month, mostly for work.

 

The fear has returned for some unknown reason, however, and the past two flights I've taken I found very scary. Now I am due to fly to New York from London on Saturday and the flight is a B.A. flight but it's operated by American Airlines.

 

I am…

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Added by Clairamandine on October 3, 2012 at 1:06pm — 2 Comments

Long haul apprehension

Hi Captain Keith.

This is a fantastic resource especially for people like myself who are currently travelling. I flew from Dublin to Prague today and it was a fairly smooth flight. I did pretty well. However, I'm extremely nervous about my return flights home - 12 hours to Kuala Lumpur then 8 hours to Australia. I'm finding it very hard to put aside catastrophic thoughts, & focus on the reality of the situation. Any ideas as to how I can accomplish this? Thanks again, Amber.

Added by Amber on October 2, 2012 at 9:41pm — 2 Comments

India and Kathmandu

The recent tragedy(poor poor people) in Nepal has really unsettled me, we are due to fly in four weeks to India and Nepal and the old jitters are kicking in, negative thinking is so hard to stop and manage. Perhaps Keith's DVD will help, I'ii watch it agaain tomorrow.

Added by Jackie on October 1, 2012 at 8:02pm — 3 Comments

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