Phxflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 30 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3083 times:
I'm a very anxious/nervous flier and I'm headed over to Europe for a 12-night cruise next week. I'm hoping that someone might be able to provide some insight about what to expect for the flights over the Atlantic and Europe. What's the weather typically like in these areas at this time of year? What kind of bumps can I expect? I'll be headed AUS-PHX-CLT-FRA-VCE and then BCN-FRA-CLT-IAD-AUS...
Jamesjimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3082 times:
well the weather changes and if you go to noaa.gov you should be able to find something. just expect a smooth ride without to much turbulance but on the long CLT-FRA expect a very small portion of it to be very bumpy.
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PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11667 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 3069 times:
You can occasionally get the odd bit of rough turbulence above the mountains in Europe, specifically the Pyrenees which you may well fly over when flying BCN-FRA, and likewise with the Alps when flying FRA-VCE. Still though, this is never very much, not even enough to spill your drink over.
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Flying through PHX in the summer can sometimes cause a few bumps on takeoff and landing because of the heat and the mountains. I've found crossing the Atlantic to be rather smooth, you shouldn't have any trouble.
Odd routings you got booked on on, i'm assuming, US Airways.
Have a nice cruise.
Sit in the middle of the plane. You'll have a much smoother ride. On the way to Switzerland this past March I was in the back of the 332 flying JFK-GVA and I got very motion-sick. My roommate, however, was in the middle and said it was the smoothest flight of his life. Then, on the way back we were sitting in the opposite seats and he got sick and I didn't. It makes a big difference where you sit. Try and avoid the back.
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