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User currently offlineSbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 825 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Hello All

I get quite scare when I fly - i know it is irrational but it seems to have got worse the last few times I have flown.

I am booked to fly VS to SFO and then Return from LAX (return in PE) (Both 747)

Internal flight is on AA in MD80

To try and get used to flying alone as I have never done it before I have bookd a day trip with FR to Dublin from BHX.
(side question - can I get both boarding passes if I check in on line the night before?)

Can anyone tell me what to expect from these flights and also any tips on dealing with nerves before or during the flight?

Thanks


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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Ask the flight attendants if you could see the pilots before the door is closed. Talking with the pilots and seeing where "all the action is" helps calm nerves (I have found). Don't be afraid to ask questions like weather enroute, weather at arrival city, etc..

Also ask the crew if you have any questions as to noises that are unfamiliar with you, what to expect flight wise and service, where the loos are, etc.. Let them know you are a nervous traveller, too.

I would give you a tour of the cabin (all classes) and try to give you a sense of ease. See if the crews will do the same.

Good luck with your trip and let us know how it went.



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User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

When did LAX start getting a 744 instead of one of the A346's?


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User currently offlineSbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2341 times:



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 2):

Think they have 2 flights a day. One is a 744 and the other an A346



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User currently offlineNG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2324 times:



Quoting Sbworcs (Thread starter):
any tips on dealing with nerves before or during the flight?

Hennesy XO Cognac.

Jokes aside, a friend of my father's had the same issue - she dealt with it by getting her PPL! All the theory lessons about lift etc and then getting behind the stick cured her for life.

NG1Fan


User currently offlineMarioSPlane From Brazil, joined Mar 2007, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2323 times:



Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 4):
Hennesy XO Cognac.

Spot on !

A drink or two might really help you. And try to enjoy the IFE or a good book.

Have a safe flight.


Cheers


User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2315 times:



Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 4):
she dealt with it by getting her PPL! All the theory lessons about lift etc and then getting behind the stick cured her for life.

Helped me!


Liam spin 


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