Captain Keith, I don’t know what you did, but it was the first time in my life … I felt safe
I am glad to announce that I have made it! It wasn’t easy as I got two panic attacks on Friday and Monday before the flight.
But I remained calm on board! Turbulence didn’t scare me at all. All the movements of the aircraft were absolutely fine for me.
During the both take offs I kept repeating in my mind ‘another safe take off’. What helped me was actually not looking outside, so I didn’t have a ‘trapped feeling’, and I didn’t feel that I am in air at all :)
When cabin crew started the service I was completely relaxed and I was watching some stuff on my MP3 players. Any bumps were just bumps, not a danger. I trusted the crew both times. I stopped thinking in a way ‘what if’, I kept concentrating on reality. And it was a pleasure :)
My golden tip: Tell the cabin crew that you are a nervous flyer. It will be a relief for you, trust me :)
Captain Keith, I don’t know what you did, but it was the first time in my life when I wasn’t crying on board, wasn’t holding the chair in front of me, wasn’t looking for the omens and crash signs. I felt safe.
Never thought I would say that, never!
Thank you and I will stay in touch with everyone as I got another 4 flights to do this year :)