Today on #TravelTuesday, I thought I would share with you about my irrational fear that causes my only travel woe.
I’m really afraid of flying.
Lack of Control + 30,000 feet = Hysterical Leah
I will now give you a short recap of some of my worst behavior.
On the way back from our honeymoon we started to have some turbulence. When I saw the flight attendant stumble I asked Brian to, “Get me off this plane!” He laughed at his new bride and said, “So I should just push ya out at 35,000 feet?”
On a flight home from Philadelphia, we were headed straight into a bad snowstorm. The pilot announced that he couldn’t get the plane above 20,000 feet because the air up higher was even worse. At this point, I held my best friend’s hand and said, “I trust you God” over and over again while the less-than-impressed businessman beside me rolled his eyes.
Coming back from Albuquerque a few years ago, Brian and I noticed that a man was being led onto our plane by police officers. When we reached cruising altitude, this same man spent more than 20 minutes in the bathroom. I flipped out and reported it to the flight attendant, who eventually knocked on the door. Brian thought I had lost my mind, while I claimed I had probably saved all of our lives since clearly he was building a bomb in the bathroom.
I’ve talked to other people that abhor flying and it usually has to do with the fact that they feel a complete lack of control. No matter whether the statistics are in your favor or not, getting on a plane IS putting your life in someone else’s hands.
It probably doesn’t help that I also like to check out www.planecrashinfo.com before I leave home. (Sorry).
Or I look into apps called, “Am I Going Down?”
Or I read conspiracy theories about MH370 (which to me is not a conspiracy at all, duh).
Please tell me I’m not the only one who doesn’t travel well!?
I love love love to travel so I’m never going to stop flying, but I’m also going to need a lot of prayer to make it through! (And my calm, patient, husband could probably use some for having to deal with me)!