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randochikn

327d

Hello!! I need advice for traveling with anxiety and asd. I do have medication I take but the thought of traveling and going to an airport and through security is terrifying, and I may have an offer from my sister to get a flight to Japan one day (which I really wanna do!!) but by myself. Heres the good thing though : I may be going on a trip to California this summer with me and my friends! I’ve been on a plane four times (so one way and then back twice), so I’m not that experienced and it’s been years since. I’m trying to get my hands on a sunflower lanyard (though the website is out of stock)which may help. I will be with friends and possibly my sister which is great. However, we don’t know if it will be plane or car yet, it’s expensive to go on a plane anyway per person. None of us have a license but my sister who is much older than us, so that might be comfortable to have anyway on our first trip. I have an online friend i REALLY wanna meet who is in Cali so I really can’t wait to go it’s just looking at the prices and everything is very stressful and figuring out logistics is crazy. We are gonna meet soon which will help a lot so I’m hoping we get to go for it!! I do need tips though on how to handle it all.

    • catlover55

      327d

      Hi! I recently flew by myself for the first time, and I have to be totally honest and say that one of my four flights was completely terrible. However, the other three were a breeze! I had flown with my family before, but I'd never done a layover or navigated an airport on my own. I was really nervous, but the first two flights (to get to my destination) went perfectly! I had headphones and earbuds to block out the sounds and help me relax. I also made sure to take my meds before leaving for the airport. That was my problem on the way back. I forgot to take my meds beforehand, so I ended up having a panic attack before I even got on the plane, then it lasted through that entire flight. When I landed, I made sure to take my meds and talk to my boyfriend on the phone to calm down, and my final flight had went smoothly. Security isn't as bad as it's made out to be... Besides the fact that you have to interact with the TSA agent. If you follow the agent's instructions, you'll have no problem getting through security. Finding your gate isn't terrible either, there are so many signs very clearly saying where each terminal or gate is. I hope something I said either encouraged you or helped! If you need anything, feel free to reach out 🤗

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