denkcflyer wrote:Well, thought I’d give a little update for anyone interested.
Flight #1 from DEN to MCI was delayed. All the airport bars closed so no wine for me. Then we get on the plane and are told the flight attendants will be sitting the whole time and no drink service due to turbulence. That of course made me really nervous, I was expecting some gnarly turbulence. It ended up being consistently bumpy, annoying, but not really that scary. After this flight, again I realized how silly my fears were and was excited to start flying more frequently again. It was nice also the flight was half empty.
Flight #2 - MCI to DEN, was an experience. I didn’t feel as nervous when we first got on. About halfway through the flight, one of the attendants told us to look out our window at the “lightning show”. It was crazy. Really cool, but part of me started to get nervous due to the AeroFlot flight that apparently got struck.
I managed to distract myself and fall asleep, and then as we began our descent, about 20 mins away from Denver, the turbulence started to get crazy 9’e minute we’re flying through thick fog, then one lightning much closer to us, and then a blizzard of snow! There was lots of shaking, big dips, and feeling like we were just being thrown around in the air. I started thinking to myself how do the pilots even see when flying through thick snow like this? Anyway, it was definitely the scariest ride I’ve encountered, and didn’t necessarily help with the anxiety.
But I suppose if that’s one of the worst things I can experience flying, and the pilot made it despite the crazy weather, that should be reassuring to me about how much turbulence a plane can handle.
denkcflyer wrote:but curious if anyone suffers more from anticipatory anxiety than the act of flying itself.
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