Originally Posted by sharky
I second the dramaine , ohh and if you do flying is a good time to have a drink...I know that conterdicts the last person, but it works for me a small shot of ammeretto and I am off to sleep for the flight... Your babies are going to a good home .. what part of AZ??
Ok I'm going to contradict everyone thus far I think. My advice is, don't take dramamine, and don't drink. If you're taking your cats on as carry-on, if they suffer, you're not going to be much good to them if you're out for the count. They'll need their mummy awake and well enough to be able to comfort them. You have absolutely nothing to worry about on a flight - I can understand being nervous... but the odds are you're about 200 times more likely to be in an accident on a road in a car, than on an aircraft. Ridiculous as it sounds, you've got more chance of being stampeded to death by a herd of angry donkeys. I can't remember where I read that, but bizarrely enough, it's true.
Whoever worked that out has far too much time on their hands, in my opinion. You might not fly every day, but the staff on those flights do... they know it all inside-out and they'll be more than helpful if you're really not feeling great about flying. Sometimes they'll offer to let you see the cockpit of a plane because it helps some people to know what's up there.
A take-off is great - when you're going down the run-way, it's like being in a speeding car (only more comfortable
) and then as you lift off... oh it's fantastic! Ok, the plane might shake a little bit, but those are tiny, tiny shudders in comparison to the size of the craft itself. Aircraft are very stable. Your ears will pop a couple of times as you go up and come down again - but once you're in the air, it's like sitting on a bus, although the scenery is a little bit different outside the window.
You'll get a tiny bump here and there like you would going over a pothole in the road.... but like I say, it's very like a car journey. Just a bit higher up - and safer. Take a good book, and if it helps pull the window blind down. That way you don't see what's outside and you forget where you are. Once you're settled and comfortable, it'll be over in no time. You'll have your little angels to keep you company anyway, I'm sure they'll appreciate their mum being there
You'll do just great, promise