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Old 07-17-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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Hey so when seated on an airplane and you have to use the emergency exit, do you go to the one closet (in front or in back of you) or do you go to the one that is in front of you as if you are exiting the plane normally? I'm just wondering because I am seated in front of an exit row and in case of an emergency if I would use that one or the one in front which is far….maybe if I change my seats I'll feel a bit better.
You use the one that is closest to you, even if it is behind you. But it's highly unlikely that you'll ever need to use that knowledge.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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I can only imagine how the OP is feeling after today's events. Yikes. Luckily, this isn't common.

Last edited by new2colo; 07-17-2014 at 03:46 PM..
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:57 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Everytime I go on a plane there is a crash.

When we were coming there was a crash, now that we are going there was one today. Typical for us.
This isn't helpful but something I noticed.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:51 AM
 
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I can only imagine how the OP is feeling after today's events. Yikes. Luckily, this isn't common.
Yes I freaked out. The day I'm flying is the anniversary of another crash…killed half of the people on board. I'm sure I will be fine, but still…this did not help.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:13 AM
 
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A good advice : don't fly Malaysian.
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Flying is statistically the safest mode of transport.. there is really nothing to worry about
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:15 PM
 
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As others have mentioned: XANAX.

I hate flying; it makes me claustrophobic and anxious. I take a Xanax around 30 minutes before the flight and another half maybe three hours into longer flights and I am good to go. It's been so helpful and allowed my to travel with much less stress.

Also, because I know now I'm not going to be stressed during the flight, I worry less before it.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Also, because I know now I'm not going to be stressed during the flight, I worry less before it.
This is something a lot of people don't take into account. The worrying/stressing about how much you are going to worry/stress makes it even worse.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: NY
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As others have mentioned: XANAX.

I hate flying; it makes me claustrophobic and anxious. I take a Xanax around 30 minutes before the flight and another half maybe three hours into longer flights and I am good to go. It's been so helpful and allowed my to travel with much less stress.

Also, because I know now I'm not going to be stressed during the flight, I worry less before it.
Ditto. For stress-free anti-panic no-scream flying Xanax is the only way to go...I'm surprised they don't have little dispensing machines at the airports. I had to fly south this February and it was the flight from hell but I just sat there with a big smile on my face thinking how fluffy the clouds looked. Of course, it took me an hour to figure out how to use the GPS in my car rental...
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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A good advice : don't fly Malaysian.
... don't book a flight that fly's over a region in the middle of a violent politial confict.
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