I am ok with taking flights but not my husband. He has phobia of heights and flying. He had heard stories of plane crash from people and news too.
He told me before that he would never take flights with me. It's very risky to take flights together. We never know what might happen. He related a case whereby the whole family of his friend was sacrificed during a crash many years ago. From then on, he swore that he would never fly.
The last time I flew with him was before my boy was born. It was in 1996 when we went to Phuket for a holiday. Since then, he hasn't been flying much. The last time he flew with his friends was in 1998 when they went to Cambodia.
My husband's brother lives in Australia and he has been asking him to fly with me to visit him. But the answer is alway a No. That's why I don't travel with him. Many people were surprised that we don't fly together.
Even if we need to fly somewhere, he will take a different plane. How ridiculous! But it's really his decision should he need to fly.
There was an occasion when I was seated next to an Arabian lady. We were on our way to Dubai. There was a turbulence in the plane and let me tell you, it was really shaky. I was worried but I had to console this lady beside me. She was holding my hand tight and scared. I told her patiently that everything would be fine. Thank God! Everything was fine after that.
Every now and then when I was flying, I experienced that kind of fear but I always put aside the fear by watching the movies.
It's fated and really, "Malang tidak Berbau".
I really hope miracle happened and those passengers of MH370 would soon be found safe and sound. God bless all of them.