Are frequent flyers immune to it? Michael and I would tell you a solid “no”. Despite having now been in 18 countries for me, and 22 for him, we are still as moderately anxious over rocky landings and unexpected turbulence today as we were on our first childhood flights.
How do we cope? For him, a seat by the window provides a view of the ground he needs to be “grounded”. For me, liquid courage works like no other 🍷🤷🏻♀️ a glass of wine before and during the flight normally puts me in a blissful acceptance of the journey vs over-analyzation of every bump and turn.
Not flying is not an option. My home country is on the other side of the globe, and our list of travel destinations only grows with each passing year.
Despite anxiety, I truly enjoy the flight experience as part of global travel. I’ve always said airports were my happy place. Since I was a kid, they have always been to me these magical portals that take people to incredible destinations all around the globe. How can this experience not be magical?
The airplane tattoo on my rib I got in August is my personal reminder of my background, field, passion, future. I carry this little symbol of my anxiety with me everywhere because it means so much more ❤️✈️ Do you get flight anxiety, and what are your coping mechanisms?
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