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  • International Flights

    What a great idea to have this type of forum! I love the replies so far.

    I am a very nervous flyer and have an international flight coming up in September. I haven't flown over the ocean in over a decade. Is it usually more turbulent over the ocean?

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    This post caught my eye because as a fellow fearful flyer, I probably googled the question you ask here multiple times before leaving for several transatlantic flights this year... I'm happy to report that the flights were certainly not more turbulent than flights mostly over land. They were pleasantly, pretty smooth and not really noteworthy. I was relieved. Thank God for the SOAR program by the way - it works. And thank you, Captain Tom, for creating it! On another note, it didn't hurt to have a favorite comedy (or something else you enjoy) to watch in order to pass the time. I watched several seasons of a show which made the time go by so much faster.

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    • #3
      I haven't flown a lot, but I have flown to Europe twice and none of the flights had the least bit of turbulence (that would be four flights, coming and going.) The bumpiest flights I've been on were here in the U.S. Of course the transatlantic flights were on bigger planes so that might have something to do with it - I'm not sure!

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      • #4
        Thanks for posting this question. I fly from Seattle to Tokyo in four days and I've never been on an international flight and wondered the same thing. I have flown to Hawaii twice, and I don't recall anything out of the ordinary happening.

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