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    Default Poll of the Week: Are You a Nervous Flier?

    Are you a fearful flier? Vote in our poll!
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    Default Re: Poll of the Week: Are You a Nervous Flier?

    I am an extremely nervous flyer - however I do it anyway because my desire to travel is greater then my fear !

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    Default Re: Poll of the Week: Are You a Nervous Flier?

    JennK, I feel more or less the same! It's a necessary evil. I am calm enough as long as everything goes smoothly, but takeoff and landing always make my heart race, and I start clutching the armrests at the first sign of turbulence. Doesn't help that I'm prone to motion sickness.

    I do love being close enough to a window to look down at a new place, or at my home city as I approach. Either way I'm always glad to arrive.
    "I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list." -- Susan Sontag

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    Default Re: Poll of the Week: Are You a Nervous Flier?

    I love flying- it's the boredom of long flights that put me off; the waiting in airports (especially if you've to be there to check in as much as 3 hours early!!!); the immigration and customs people who can be so frustrating. The actual flight is lovely- at first; I adore the take-off, although I'm a bit thrown when we start to come down, and the ground rushes up to meet you.
    These days, I'm not too happy with more than 5 or six hours....I'm just getting out of boredom into frustration by then.
    We'll probably do the 10 hour flight to the Caribbean one more time, but we'll come back by ship!
    Jo.
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    Cool Re: Poll of the Week: Are You a Nervous Flier?

    I used to be. It got so bad I completely quite flying. Although I never did it much. But after 9/11 and all the hysteria from that I decided it was my patriotic duty to fly. I have been taking a few trips a year since then. Now, its the boarding I hate since I look like Cyrus the Virus from Con Air in my passport photo.
    Bruce

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