In Hong kong now and by god I did it! And I was so calm and collected even though it was a bit bumpy through most of Russia and half off China. I feel like an actual normal person now thanks to all you here and Keith in particular. But I got help: the incredible BA staff on the flight to London. I took your advice and told them and they where so friendly and helpful. The first officer actually came out during the flight to have a chat with me about the weather conditions and turbulence in general. I dare to say that tipped me over and I realised finally I have nothing to fear. Several times during the next 11 hour flight I found myself saying in my head “ah well I won’t worry bout this or that. I’ll leave it to the professionals”. Flying again in 4 days and for the first time I really don’t feel bothered at all.