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Old 04-18-2019, 10:30 AM
 
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OP you will be absolutely fine. I am a nervous flier, too, and know what that feels like. My advice as someone else suggested above is to generally choose larger planes, which even if they are no safer or no more dangerous, feel less turbulent/bumpy. I am even willing to pay a little extra to be on a larger aircraft for sake of peace of mind. Also, if you're feeling nervous sometimes the flight attendants can be helpful. On a recent flight the pilot very vaguely announced that the flight was "going to get bumpy" and I panicked a bit. I explained to a flight attendant that I am a nervous flier and asked her if the turbulence was going to be severe or extraordinary, and she told me that it was going to be moderate and nothing to worry about. When the turbulence arose, I felt far less nervous after having spoken to her. Also, consider bringing a tranquilizer with you. I find that taking a single klonopin an hour or so before take off can be a huge help.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:47 PM
 
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Also, consider bringing a tranquilizer with you. I find that taking a single klonopin an hour or so before take off can be a huge help.
A friend used to take Xanax when flying. She said that it didn't change her mood or anything- it just kept her from worrying.

It made me wonder if I should get some since I worry about everything!
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:35 PM
 
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You should be fine. As long as your 737 Is not 737max.
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:41 PM
 
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I have successfully avoided both AA and UA airlines (including Continental with the exception of one trip) most of my childhood and adult life traveling. Delta has never steered me wrong. Sure there have been delays, but they were quickly remedied within 1 hour.
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