Im going on holiday for christmas i know its still far but i have a fear of flying for the past few days every night ive been thinking about it. Im just scared that the plane will crash or something will happen. I dont know why i just am. Is there anything i can do to stop thinking about it. Please dont say cancel teh trip because im really looking forward to it. I have flown before and was not scared but i dont now why i am maybe because i was only 11 then. Im 14 now by the way.
I'm a bit nervous on flights too, despite having flow a lot.
I always find that if I prepare myself to die, before it takes off, I'm good.
/valuable words of wisdom
I can't make an egg without seeing a counsellor afterwards.
No but seriously, i'm ike that, once you're on the plane you'll be fine. Just listen to music, try and sleep to make the flight just pass.
It's less likely dying in a plane crash than dying in a car crash.
Just think logically. You're more likely to get killed in the taxi to the airport than the actual flight. If you're not scared of the taxi, why be scared of the flight?
thats pretty dumb. planes are really safe and rarely ever crash.
quoting what i read the other day, ppl are generally more scared of flying rather than driving because car crashes happen more often and we are generally used to seeing and reading about them, becuase plane crashes happen a lot less often and on a more horrific scale..
u can see why ppl get scared wen they see images of the wreckage on television..
and programmes like air crash investigation dont help!!!
I used to be terrified of flying, even though I flew nearly every summer to go on holiday - I'm better now, but I will avoid it whenever possible and the prospect of turbulence makes me feel panicky. It's an irrational feeling, as I know that there's a higher chance of being in a car crash than crashing in a plane, but I think it just comes from the anxiety of not being on the ground and not having any control whatsoever over your life (well, I guess that's the case with a traffic accident too...!).
Try and distract yourself - during take off/landing, perhaps try and read a magazine or a funny/engrossing book, or just keep talking to whoever is next to you. During the flight take plenty of entertainment with you like your mp3, book, magazine, puzzles etc and if it's a long-haul flight just watch about 3 movies!
Falling asleep is also a good idea - perhaps take some sleeping pills (after seeing a doctor)?