I'm due to fly for the first time in a few days but Have already seen a lack of appetitie as my anxiety is on one with all this stress.
I'm wondering how everyone has coped with Anxiety and how you have found your first flight.
Is there any tips for first time flyers which I haven't covered yet.
I have done the following Airport Familation VisitDestination Research Packing early Sorting out musicPreparing Lavendar Oil resucue
But i'm still struggling with stress of this pre flight stage and I'm getting the autism stress pains which is not good
Which part is stressing you? The airport or the flight? Where are you going and how long is the flight?
I think the airport is chill, I'm going for 5 days 4 nights and I'm going to Jersey, Channel Islands so I don't where the stress is coming from but it surely like a rollercoaster
Do you know about the disability assistance available at the airport? The will give you a sunflower lanyard to let the staff & aircrew know you have a hidden disability - if you're at the airport early enough, they will walk you through the vip.disabled security so they go at your speed - no panic, no rush, no queues, no crowds.
If you speak to the airline, they will pre-board you and they will be very kind - they don't want you freaking out so they will bend over backwards to accommodate you. Be clear with them about your problems when you board the plane - if you've spoken to the head office, they will be prepared for you.
You can also be met at the other end by the disability assistance people - they will get you through the airport at your destination with as little hassle as possible.
Hope you have a great time.
I have got special assitence booked and I'm going to cut out the smelly, bright and abinouxous duty free. I also have got the lanyard, which I'm going to use outside the airport when I'm in Jersey. when I went on the tour of my local airport I found I was quite settled and more intrested in the aircraft outside so It not the airside of the airport which is a problem it is probably something and nothing
Then it's probably just the typical nerves for doing something new. Will you be on your own?
I did Jersey years ago - I drove over 400 miles on a 10x5 mile island!
Yes I do everything on because I'm lonely, I flying with Easyjet on there 4th ever flight to Jersey from Manchester. with my autism I tend to find my brain is replaced by a control room with a manned operator watching everything and it only one manned so when there a lot of new things planned and there no hard copys already in the system the control starts to panick pressing all the wrong buttoms
If you have the assistance booked, there's nothing you need to do except get to the airport - you will be helped through every stage by people used to dealing with autistic toddlers - you will be a breeze for them - they will deal with all of your worries and stress for you - it's easy for me to say, but you won't have any problems on the day. Your hardest decision will be choosing your drinks.
Anything herble will be my options
I think your choices will be a bit limited - it's normally tea, coffee, juice, fizzy drinks or alcohol - or a combination of those.
When we fly, we don't take any toiletries or liquids to make the whole security process easier - just buy what you need at the destination. We also only take hand luggage - it means no waiting at the carousel - we're already out at the hire cars before anyone else.
Oh lovely with me I need some special toiletteres so I'm stuck with hold luggage but I'm defo thinking of raiding the terminal shops before boarding the plane to avoid the costs on board, it been great sharing info with you