DixieDawg From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5763 times:
yes, I hate to admit I'm afraid of flying. Loved it as a kid, didn't fly much from 13-20 years old, I then flew Atl-Denver and Atl-Vail/Eagle a total of 3 times in the last 7 years and was absolutly terrified. Nothing traumatic happened....it's just the feeling of not being in control, has nothing to do with terrorism etc. Yes I know all the stats, and I agree it's silly to be so scared of something. But, I'm getting married in a couple months and will have to fly again Atl-somewhere in Caribbean or Mexico. Are there any courses I can take to hopefully get over this? Tried to get info from Hartsfield, but they were useless, big suprise there . I've looked into flying private, but cheapest I've found is ~$20,000, so that's not reasonable.
Sorry to be so long winded....and Thanks for any help!
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Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5645 times:
It used to be that the airlines themselves used to work in conjunction with fearfull flyers with classes that were usually conducted by a seasoned pilot or flight attendant and would culminate in a "graduation" flight somewhere. But with the cutbacks and the down turn of the industry, I have not heard of these offerings since at least the mid-80's. Too bad, it was a great idea.