I used to love flying window seats when I was young, but now it scares the shit out of me. Anyone else experience this?

I used to love flying window seats when I was young, but now it scares the shit out of me.

Anyone else experience this?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I used to love flying window seats when I was young, but now it scares the shit out of me.
    They allow you not to be the one to get up when someone wants to use a restroom. Maybe you get to lean a bit on the fuselage, on a larger equipment.
    But, for legroom, aisle is better.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes same thing happens to me. It's normal, generalized anxiety manifests when you are a teenager +, not when you are a kid. Flying lots definitely does desensitize you to it, but you'll never go back to the confidence and fearlessness of a child. In more things than just flying. And that's life

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, it feels much more terrifying as an adult. I'm flying in a few weeks and let my friend have the window seat for this exact reason.

      Well said. You explained how I've been feeling to a T.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, it feels much more terrifying as an adult. I'm flying in a few weeks and let my friend have the window seat for this exact reason.

      Well said. You explained how I've been feeling to a T.

      >A samurai should always be prepared for death – whether his own or someone else's." -
      Stan Sakai

      just something to think about before flying, being a traveler requires a certain type of mindset and not everyone has it.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I loved window seats so much as a kid I became I pilot so I could finally see out the front.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I fly commercially probably thirty times a year and have a PPL. Stil love sitting by the window, it never gets old.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. If you feel like twinjet airplanes are small and vulnerable, fly in a 152 or something at the small end of general aviation, you will really feel like you're at the mercy of gravity and the atmosphere.

      The worst flying experiences for me are sitting in the middle or aisle seat and having a window seat passenger that shuts the thing at the airport and then whips out a phone to watch some stupid consumer trash show that features celebrity judges and sound effects.

      Also zoomers confirmed for all having generalized anxiety disorder caused by growing up in a culture of constant surveillance.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Also zoomers confirmed for all having generalized anxiety disorder caused by growing up in a culture of constant surveillance.
        Yeah

        If sitting next to the window makes you scared you're abnormal

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My boulder shoulders are too big to sit next to the window comfortably

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yeah same. last time i flew on the window seat i had a full blown panic attack. probably won't do it again

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This happened to me last year on a crowded plane on a window seat. I've never had panic attacks ever in my life and I just suddenly felt claustrophobic and like I had to get off the plane. I sit aisle now and don't get that feeling.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lmao you're all a bunch of bitches on meds, I'm 25 and been around the world and I still look in awe through the window

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It will all change when you turn 26.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Things don't change when you hit a magic number, you're just a loser.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I thought that too when I was 25

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Doesn't matter if you're 20, 25, 30, 35. You're just a loser.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Shit 25 year olds say

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Doesn't make you not a loser sadly

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          This post reminds me when i said a friend in 1999 that in 2000 cars will fly, it told me that i was a loser it was impossible blablabla, look today, who's the fucking loser

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When you're small, the concave curve of the interior makes it feel especially spacious and comfy because it's curving away from you. When you're bigger, it curves towards your head alarmingly, creating a sense of claustrophobia.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 32 and always choose the window seat. I like being able to see outside the plane, and it's never been scary for me. Also had some insane turbulence a few times, all while flying in or out of Japan, with some stomach-in-the-throat drops, but if anything that's made me more confident.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    At first I completely loved flying, but then I had some rough landings and started developing fear and anxiety. I still flew and sucked it up but I spent much of the flight agitated and during takeoff would be close to a panic attack with my brain helpfully reminding me "most crashes happen in the first 10 minutes of a flight".

    A lot of the fear was just "fear about fear" which could just spiral into panic.

    I ended up reading this book and it helped me a lot:

    https://www.amazon.com/Flying-Confidence-Proven-Programme-Fears/dp/0091947855

    Learning how air operations work and what all the sounds a plane was making was quite helpful. Also I looked up online what the "beeps" meant during the flight and that they were generally the air hostesses signalling to each other on either end of the plane and not the pilot calling the stewardess to tell them that the plane was fucked and everyone was gonna die.

    The other part was more psychological, about unreasonable panic and fear and how to manage it, I also found it helpful, especially breathing exercises during takeoff.

    So anyway I'll get called a fag for this post but w/e

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nice post fag too bad I didn't read it LFMOA what now bucko you thought you were hot shit too bad I just obliterated you kek go cry into your dad's apron sorry can't hear u over the sound of me taking a W

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >rough landings

      Were people injured? Was the plane damaged?

      No? Then you had a good landing.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    used to love em as a kid and i still do prefer them but when the plane suddenly dips and gives you that feeling in the pit of your stomach, it still makes me anxious.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    This is an easy fix, just tell them to MOVE while thinking of this, best part is you will think it's funny and they will think you are the Chad bossman

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm up there
    >all problems are down there
    >feelsgoodman

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Motion sickness is a curse so I have no choice but to get a window seat

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Just do the universal gesture to signal that you need to piss. Stick out your index finger and say “tsss”

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    just stand up and look at them, if they don't move, you go and stick your stinky ass the closer as you can from their nose as you pass them...and FAAAAAAAART

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    write a small note on a cocktail napkin something like, "Hey I have autism and need to pee a lot. Just letting you know in advance."

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Make sure you yell "PICK POCKET" as you walk through the aisle too, just to make sure any pick pockets know you're onto them so they won't try any shit.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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    Try to ask kindly the person on the aisle if they would accept to swap seating with you, because reasons.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I still love it.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn’t scare me but I sit in the aisle one cause my bladder is tiny now

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if you dead you dead bro so ain't no point being scared

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nah, only way to fly AFAIC.

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