Posts tagged "fear of flying"

Flying Terrifies Me: Here Are 7 Tips On How People Think I Should Deal

I hate flying. Hate it. Just thinking about being on an airplane makes my lungs tighten and my blood pressure rise. I've flown many times before (across the country, across the Atlantic, etc.), but it's never been remotely pleasant for either me or the person stuck…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2013

Girl Talk: I Want To Be The “Fun Girlfriend”

When I was in college, I dated a guy who went to college in Ithaca, New York. The town is filled with gorges and bridges that run over rivers. One afternoon as we were walking along with a picnic basket and passed over a bridge, he declared he wanted to strip down to his undie…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2010

JetBlue Pilot Allegedly Threatened To Crash His Plane After Fight With Girlfriend

Massachusetts police took a gun from a JetBlue pilot at Logan Airport after he allegedly fought with his girlfriend and then told a friend he was was going to kill himself in a "spectacular fashion." Eeek! But it gets worse: Boston's local WBZ News Radio also reported that the pilot, whose name is being kept…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 22, 2010

Girl Talk: I Have A Fear Of Flying

A few weeks from today, while you suckers are surreptitiously reading The Frisky on your office computers, I'll be lying in the sun at a hotel in Los Angeles. There's a pool on the roof and cabanas and waiters who'll serve you cocktails poolside. I don't intend to get up from my beached whale positio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2010

How To Fall Out Of A Plane And Not Die

I'm not a huge fan of flying. I'm better about it than I used to be, but, you know what? Sailing 30,000-plus feet over the ground in a flying sardine can driven by forces I do not have the intellectual capacity to understand is not what I would refer to as "soothing." More like "terrifying."…
By: Susannah Breslin / February 2, 2010

Sheer Genius: Virgin Atlantic’s “Flying Without Fear” iPhone App

I'm a nervous flyer. We're talking full-on panic attacks. The only way you can get me on a plane is with a dose of anti-anxiety meds, and maybe a few rounds at the airport bar. And I'm sorry, but all that "Don't worry, you're safer in the air than walking across the street" cra…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 10, 2009