Bring back the Titanic

My irrational stupid fear of flying is starting to get on the way of some greats trips.

Recently I closed a deal with the largest Telco in Brazil, the new deployment of our solution is to be unveiled on the 17th of this month, so they asked me to send somebody over for 4-5 days to make sure it goes smoothly, and preferably, myself, since I speak the language.

But after seeing the itineraries, it means I have to travel anywhere from 13 to 20 hours, depending on the carrier, with stretches over 12 hours on the plane.

Considering my last trip was just 30 minutes on a plane, and I was literally dying by the time we landed, 12 hours is just more than I can bare.

I know how it would be, within 10 minutes I would start to panic on the plane, and for the next 11 hours and 50 minutes, I would be puking my guts out and sweating of anxiety, not a pretty sight .. and then, 5 days later, do it all over again.

I cant understand or stand this fear I developed after many years of flying, unfortunately, it seems it’s the only way to cross the Atlantic these days, which leaves me with no choice but to send somebody else.

So there goes a great chance to visit Rio and Sao Paulo .. maybe one day I’ll take a cruise there, what a pain.

I wish there was a pill you could take and get nocked out, I haver try Benadril .. but it doesn’t do a thing for me.

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Portuguese born, american accent, living in UK.

8 thoughts on “Bring back the Titanic

  1. I want to go too! BTW, a Latvian friend who also hates flying mentioned that Xanax really helps. Oh, and congrats on the Brazilian deal!! 🙂

  2. I think I try Xanax once also, not sure.

    But I will try again next time, Chris thinks I should see a shrink … 🙂

    And thanks, I am working on a new big deal in the Netherlands, at lease I can take the train to that one 😀

  3. Try that too, I wont fall sleep

    The only thing that (sort) of works is for me to get massively drunk before I enter the plane .. but they dont let you fly drunk anymore.

    And to get drunk on the plane it takes me hours and costs a fortune 😀

  4. well, I manage to convince the client we dont need to send anybody over, I dont want to go, and Igor is busy 🙂

    We will get our team on alert during the lauch of their product, with around the clock phone support.

    As for sleepign pills, I wonder how good those horse tranquilizers work 😀

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