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Re: Fear of Flying Post Germanwings Crash--Increased, Decreased or Unchanged

I fly domestically, but never crossed any ocean. I just can't do it. Unless they come up with a plane that can get people to Europe in one hour, forget it. A 15 hour flight? Never! To me flying has always been the necessary evil that got me to where I had to go. I never enjoyed it, especially since 9/11 where the whole flying/airport experience changed making it more of a hassle. I do look over the people at my gate and take some comfort in friendly looking faces. I hope I don't have to give the pilot a once over as I board now. {#emotions_dlg.scared}

I've come a long way since I was young. I used to fear the plane itself. I decided I did not want to live that way so I did research, watched youtube pilots explaining the various noises on a plane and learned about turbulence and how a plane flies in general. It was a tremendous help in alleviating a lot of my unfounded fears. Ignorance kept me fearful.

Now no amount of studying and learning can take away any fears I might have of potential terrorists on board, or someone causing trouble at 38,000 feet. I just have to pray that I am not in the wrong place at the wrong time. It just boils down to that.

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Re: Fear of Flying Post Germanwings Crash--Increased, Decreased or Unchanged

I'm a nervous regardless, but I'll still do it.
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Re: Fear of Flying Post Germanwings Crash--Increased, Decreased or Unchanged

Unchanged. With the increase in driving accidents because of texting people should be more afraid to be in a moving vehicle.

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Re: Fear of Flying Post Germanwings Crash--Increased, Decreased or Unchanged

No change. Doesn't bother me. I'm flying, going on vacation for spring break.

DH is also a retired captain for United.

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Re: Fear of Flying Post Germanwings Crash--Increased, Decreased or Unchanged

On 3/26/2015 melfie said:

Unchanged. With the increase in driving accidents because of texting people should be more afraid to be in a moving vehicle.

My answer, too, melfie. (Nice to see you here, btw.Smile)

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Re: Fear of Flying Post Germanwings Crash--Increased, Decreased or Unchanged

I don't fly anymore, and I'm not crazy about all of the texting drivers around here, either. But, that's another story..........

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Re: Fear of Flying Post Germanwings Crash--Increased, Decreased or Unchanged

On 3/26/2015 dooBdoo said:
On 3/26/2015 melfie said:

Unchanged. With the increase in driving accidents because of texting people should be more afraid to be in a moving vehicle.

My answer, too, melfie. (Nice to see you here, btw.Smile)

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Re: Fear of Flying Post Germanwings Crash--Increased, Decreased or Unchanged

I haven't flown in years, but I would have to say unchanged.

I just can't wrap my head around why someone who wants to commit suicide would do it like that. Go run your car off a cliff.

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Re: Fear of Flying Post Germanwings Crash--Increased, Decreased or Unchanged

Not concerned. Will be flying three times soon.

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Re: Fear of Flying Post Germanwings Crash--Increased, Decreased or Unchanged

Unchanged for me, driving is still way more dangerous.......