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    Default Anxiety about flying with DS

    Can you call the airline and enquire about getting a re-credit? Advise family you may not be coming?

    Sometimes knowing you have the power to do something and mapping out plans to do it (cancel he flight) can help calm the nerves. Not saying that is that simple with your case.

    And yes if you want to cancel do it - tell your family to pull their finger out and fly to you

    No way in heck I would fly with my 21 month old. Noooooooo way. I would cancel the flight on toddler grounds alone!

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    Default Anxiety about flying with DS

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Can you call the airline and enquire about getting a re-credit? Advise family you may not be coming?

    Sometimes knowing you have the power to do something and mapping out plans to do it (cancel he flight) can help calm the nerves. Not saying that is that simple with your case.

    And yes if you want to cancel do it - tell your family to pull their finger out and fly to you

    No way in heck I would fly with my 21 month old. Noooooooo way. I would cancel the flight on toddler grounds alone!
    Thanks VP. I'll only get the taxes back if I cancel, which is only £200 of an £800 ticket. We could try to go the insurance route but highly doubt that would work. I would love to hear my husband say 'hey it's ok if you don't go.' Rather than just watching me cry and offering a pat on the back....

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    I personally think that although the fear is horrible, I don't want fear to stop me living my life. So for me it wouldn't be ok to cancel the trip.

    We flew Air Asia earlier in the year after they just lost two planes. I was terrified and spent the whole flight hyper vigilant to every bit of turbulence. But we had a fantastic holiday and I would hate for fear to have stopped that happening.

    I'm sorry you feel so scared.

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    I'm a nervous flier too Holly! And I've found ever since having DS I'm a nervous driver, nervous in crowds, basically anything where I think there a may be a risk to DS I get on edge.

    I have a little mantra that I repeat that helps me "I am exactly where I am supposed to be at this precises moment in time". I don't know if I even believe in fate, but it helps me to feel like whatever happens is what's meant to happen and the control of it is out of my hands. I also find the repetition calming.

    Sending you a hug & some calm vibes x

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    Thanks girls☺️. Just thought I'd update, sh*tting myself but currently at airport waiting to board my flight.

    I was really battling the feeling of rationally not wanting to give in to the fear but also feeling like if I was genuinely that scared then maybe I should trust my instincts. The stats of how safe flying is doesn't really help me because there's only a 1-2% chance that you'll loose your baby after 12 weeks and i fell into that before so it's hard for me to believe I'm safe, ya know? Somebody has to be that slim chance.

    Anyways I'm here now. Fingers crossed. 💛

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    Think of how good it's going to feel updating us at the other end! Prepare that triumphant fist pump now! Your flight will be boring, tiring and dull. I say that in the nicest possible way😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Thanks girls☺️. Just thought I'd update, sh*tting myself but currently at airport waiting to board my flight.

    I was really battling the feeling of rationally not wanting to give in to the fear but also feeling like if I was genuinely that scared then maybe I should trust my instincts. The stats of how safe flying is doesn't really help me because there's only a 1-2% chance that you'll loose your baby after 12 weeks and i fell into that before so it's hard for me to believe I'm safe, ya know? Somebody has to be that slim chance.

    Anyways I'm here now. Fingers crossed.
    You're an amazing woman and we love your guts! Here if you need to chat xxx

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    you are amazing for being able to go despite your fears.

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    Pls surrender ur troubles to God. I have been were u are at now mentally, and can totally relate to you! I am here for u.

    I wish u had wireless on board and we all could chat to you for the entire trip just to keep u busy and get u thru this as its about keeping ur mind busy. Games can be fun! N fun is good.
    Pls load plenty of apps if u still can!

    The staff on board are trained to handle medical emergencies and honestly WILL do whatever is necessary to keep u safe.

    I assume u have kitted urself with medication u may require should u be forced to take action. Let that be ur voice of reason to make everything ok.

    u might've also worked on a schedule to fill ur flight time, a movie, crosswords, reading material, some games on ur iPad/phone, on board games. The crew also take up few hours with their catering... know u will be ok.

    U need to HEAR this, that ppl (I) have been in ur exact frame of mind befor (and preg state) and survived and u will too.

    Ppl survived the Titanic, 911 and situations where odds where totally against them.

    I will keep u in my thoughts and send u all my positive energy and wait to hear from u.

    God bless.

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