Re: Flying for the first time in 20 years.
I was the same, really i was I wouldnt fly, but I split up with my finacee, aka the girl of my dreams, and i was so down, to the point I tried to end it all. My friend who lives in italy found out, and came over the next day, by the time i had sobered up and woken up she was here, she gave me a right talking to.
But anyway she showed me an email that i sent her promising if i ever split up with Kathryn I would go over, she went back that day leaving me to book the plane, I flew with Ryanair, one of the cheap airlines, I was shaking head to foot.
I got on the plane got my book out and pretended I was on a bus, albeit a faster one and you know what, I loved it.
You have a goal to get to - a hell of a party, get on that plane and sit back, and enjoy not being in control.
I wouldnt take any pills etc, maybe ONE beer before the flight but no more, the main thing is to have a distraction, like a magazine, good book or if you have one a playstation portable (if you havent this is the perfect chance to get one)!
I hope that helps!