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  • #27685
    Anonymous
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    Big uh oh coming up.

    Flying down to Florida for a family vacation on Friday,

    Flying with no booze is a new experience for me, whew this one is going to be real stressful….

    ….especially after the latest news… I neeeeed my bottle of water help!

    To make it worse my 45th birthday is Saturday, I haven’t been sober on my birthday since 1975… oh and my husbands b’day is the 24th.

    I am really stressing I’m soooo afraid I am going to break

    #106599
    Anonymous
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    You’ll feel better after the flight is over. Just hold that bottle of water tightly and take frequent sips.

    #106603
    Anonymous
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    NYC, just remember and make a list of the reasons you will not drink. write out some options for not drinking (take water bottle, getting up and going for walk, taking a time out, saying a prayer, etc.) and keep both with you and very handy.

    Tell your hubby how concerned you are. Tell him about why this is important to you. Do fun and plan to do fun things there that do not involve alcohol.

    Just some thoughts, Peace, Levi

    #106614
    Anonymous
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    hey….got help for ya

    PM me for infro.

    this web site was started by a pilot….has a whole course to help overcome your fears…

    Good luck…you’ll be fine

    #106601
    Anonymous
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    Good luck flying … I never did fly much until about 6 years ago and had given up drinking by then. I always thought it would be fun to get high on a plane .. heard the effects were heightened … no puns intended .. really!!

    Anyway, I love flying, particularly the take off and seeing the horizon and the little landmarks below and the bottom of the ocean … lots of things. Last couple of times I flew I sat next to 2 people who had a drink, one was fairly early in the day, the other was a lovely lady who had a number of issues … in both cases I felt so good about not drinking!! Just confirmed for me the stupidity of me drinking.

    I agree with talking to your husband about your fears, I have found that my fears are often in my head and once I talk about them they really are not that bad anymore. Have a lovely flight and enjoy your sober birthday … pamper yourself however you choose.

    love and peace,
    Brigid 🙂

    #106606
    Anonymous
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    Hi
    I don’t think you’re allowed to take water bottles etc. on planes now after the crisis in Britain.

    I don’t have any advice. You’re doing awesome – one of the people on the site that I’m following right now – so there’s no need to wreck that over a flight and birthday. And plan everything on your birthday so you’re not around alcohol.

    Good luck!!!

    #106602
    Anonymous
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    Hi NYC Girl

    Good luck. I understand pressure. And I hope all turns out for you.

    #106610
    Anonymous
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    Thanks guys,

    I don’t really think i am afraid to fly It’s just another sober first.

    I am stressing the 45th birthday real bad , my Mom died when i was 16 and she was 45 so it really hitting a nerve. The tears come easily when I start thinking about it. I never realized just how young she really was.

    I now a drink or two….or 10 is not going to change anything, I’ll just cry more. So it’s not like I’m thinking like that. I’m just feeling odd and I really can’t put my finger on it.

    #106611
    Anonymous
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    Thanks Erin,

    It’s nice to know someone is looking out for me. :c031:

    The water bottle thing is one of the reason I am so stressed. I won’t be able to carry a drink on board. Well it’s not like I can sneak on with Micky’s like I have in the past :hypnotize , so I guess I just have wait until the cart rolls by and get a water.

    I wonder if I can bring redbull since it is in a sealed can?

    #106598
    Anonymous
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    No liquids if we are in Red Alert.

    I suggest you check the on line site of the carrier…
    or call.

    Red Alert is very very strict and you need to go to
    the airport wayy sooner. Security takes longer.

    FYI

    #106607
    Anonymous
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    I wonder what else you can take?????

    Maybe figet toy or something. Sounds silly but I work with some Occupational Therapists and I’ve got a few.

    Red Bull? Do you want to be wired for the whole flight???

    Got any good books?

    What do you have planned on your birthday???

    #106604
    Anonymous
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    I was kinda wondering Red Bull when you are nervous, that’s sorta like giving a hyperactive kid a coke.

    Good luck with your flight, I am sure you will be fine and will have a wonderful time.

    Peace, Levi

    #106612
    Anonymous
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    I wish the red bull wired me I can drink it right before going to bed and sleep like a baby … go figure. If I can bring my laptop on I have a lot of work to do, if not I have some books to start Reading for my grad class in September.

    #106600
    Anonymous
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    I had to catch a flight this spring and was surprised to find that the airport was a trigger for me. I was always used to starting out that vacation with booze at the airport and on the plane. I made it down okay, but the return flight turned into a fiasco. Needless to say, I’m probably banned from Sun Country Airlines forever!!
    Good luck — get lots of magazines and reading materials to keep your mind off flying.

    #106608
    Anonymous
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    I wish Red Bull wired you to relax or sleep.

    There you go. Laptop and books. I get super anxious flying period. Everything about it – getting to the airport on time, plane taking off etc, being worried about all the security measures.

    Flying in the States is a lot different then Canada. Way different.

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