Hello Everyone!

As new person in this forum, it's been so helpful to read all of your stories, so thanks so much for sharing. Tomorrow, I am flying from Charleston, SC, USA to St. Kitts, via Atlanta. I haven't flown in about 6 years. I made one attempt in the interim but got off the plane (not one of my proudest moments). I've been planning this trip for months and thought I had made some headway, but then the SFO crash happened, and I feel I am back to square one. I don't want to let my bf down and not get on this plane tomorrow, but yet I really feel like calling off the trip. It's very stormy here, and it is supposed to be tomorrow as well. Summertime storms in the South plus an overwater flight - I feel as though it may be a bit much for me.

Landing is my biggest fear. I hate how turbulent and out of control it feels. If anyone has any stay-calm advice, it would be appreciated.


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Comment by Heather McDonald on July 14, 2013 at 3:28pm
Thank you, Jim. It is helpful to have a reminder to not let fear cloud a logical assessment of a situation. I flew yesterday and got through by reminding myself that turbulence is not dangerous and that nothing worse will happen if I try to relax.

Thank you!
Comment by Jim on July 13, 2013 at 4:51pm
Hi Heather.
We are all different and have different fears and phobias. If you can take anything positive about what happened in SAF think that although the very worst case scenario happened and the plane crash landed only 2 people lost their life and it seems one of them was actually killed by a fire truck attending the scene. In the past 7 days there have been two terrible train crashes in Canada and France and around 60 people lost their lives yet the plane crash will dominate the headlines and our thoughts.
Think positive!


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