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29 Struggles That Make Flying A Living Hell For Anxious People

"Does this airline come with a free inflight drinks service? Yes?" *books ticket*

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1. Being less-than-thrilled that your dream holiday requires a flight.

NBC

2. Feeling physically ill at the thought of hurtling through space in a tube.

Universal Pictures

3. Spending too long choosing your seat because you're researching the safest spot on the plane.

CBS

4. Having a meltdown when you can't find your good compression socks.

ABC

5. Knowing your carry on bag is going to look like a pharmacy of placebos but you wouldn't have it any other way.

You've also started googling "can I overdose on Rescue Remedy?"
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You've also started googling "can I overdose on Rescue Remedy?"

6. Having no time for people who say "flying is the safest form of travel".

ABC

7. Falling into the trap of checking the safety record of the airline you're flying.

HBO

8. Literally not being able to look at people who tell you they sleep through most of their flights.

FX

9. Spending the entire ride to the airport with no chill.

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10. Judging everyone who runs to line up when they do the first boarding call.

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Who wants to get on the plane any earlier than they have to?!?

11. Checking to see if any nuns or babies are on board.

ABC

Doesn't matter if you're not religious, the superstitions are strong.

12. Reading the safety card religiously even if you're a little skeptical of its advice.

ABC

A light for attracting attention? Are you fucking kidding me?!

13. But giving the flight attendants your undivided attention during the safety drill.

Your life is in their hands.
NBC

Your life is in their hands.

14. Thinking, "oh great, as well as a plane crash, now I've got Ebola" when the person next to you sneezes.

FOX

15. Throwing the biggest stink eye when the same person uses their phone and you KNOW it's not on flight mode.

NBC

16. Memorising all the plane noises and then freaking the fuck out when you hear a new one.

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17. Dealing with being the Mayor of Sweatsville no matter what the temperature is on board.

Disney

You've also reasoned that using the A/C is a bad idea because it will drain precious power from the plane.

18. Trying and failing to distract yourself throughout the flight.

NBC

Why isn't this easy-listening music and sudoku working?!?

19. Knowing it's not good to booze while flying but doing it anyway.

Comedy Central

20. Getting in and out of your seat because you're worried about deep vein thrombosis.

ABC

21. Dozing off for a second, waking from a bad dream and then assuming you're having a Final Destination moment.

New Line Cinema

22. Staring at all the flight attendants' facial expressions through every. Single. Bump.

MTV

23. Having a panic attack when there's the tiniest deviation from smooth sailing.

AMC

24. Taking it to the next level when the seatbelt sign "dings".

The CW

25. And assuming the pilot saying, "it's going to be a little rough" will be the last words you ever hear.

Tokyo TV

You know this shit is about to get real because the flight attendants are seated too.

26. Falling into a panic spiral when the plane begins to descend.

Universal Pictures

27. Hearing the sound of the wheels grinding and knowing that landing is imminent.

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28. Being unsure that the tiny wheels will hold on when the plane and the ground eventually touch.

FOX

29. And then finally landing and promising yourself you'll never fly again...

BBC

...until you have to fly home.