Friday, March 26, 2010

Fear of Flying

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I enjoy traveling, and wish I could travel more often, but never realized how stressful and exhausting it can be! I haven't been on a plane for a couple of years, the last couple of trips I went on with my family we drove because it was cheaper, and I don't normally travel for work. But this last trip I took to CA really shocked me on how nervous and stressful flying was for me.

I am not really afraid of actually flying. I admit that every time we took off it made me a little nervous. I mean with the engines roaring and the plane shaking at take-off due to the high-speeds, I think probably many people are a little nervous. But after the plane was in the air, I was totally fine.

What really gets me stressed out is getting to the airport, checking in, getting through security and then hoping you get through all of that and don't miss your flight! There are so many rules you need to follow, I was very grateful I made it through security without having any issues. The last time I flew, I was one of the random people pulled aside and they had to search through all of my stuff (not fun when you have to empty your purse out in front of everyone!).

And then, I wish someone would have told me you had to get to LAX like 4 hours before your flight! Not really that long, but we got there an hour and a half before our flight, and thankfully one of my traveling partners has a Skymiles card, which allowed us to go through the first class lines, or else I would have totally missed my flight. The line to check bags was out the door! I have no idea how long it would have taken to get through that line, and then the long line for security seemed to be just as bad.

Anyway, I really like that you can get across the country in a matter of hours, but wish flying was a little easier and not as stressful. I do have to hand it to those people who travel for work all the time. I am sure you get used to all the prep involved in flying after a while, but I sure am glad that I don’t have to worry about getting up at 3 pm in the morning all the time just to catch a flight for work!

Anyone else have a fear, or get stressed about flying? My boyfriend thinks I am a little nuts, but hey, I admit I can be a little nuts! =)

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, the airport majorly stresses me out. I CAN'T STAND the Atlanta airport. I was stuck there for 7 hours one day--that is what really stresses me out!