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Flying from Southend or Stansted

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Flying from Southend or Stansted

I am afraid of flying, after 14 years of not taking a flight. I am now feeling I need to get over it. The whole airport thing builds my fear. I want to try a short flight in the next couple of weeks and wonder whether it would be easier to go from Southend. Although the flights are a bit more expensive , if it's a hugely simpler process I think this may help me. Advice please?

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1. Re: Flying from Southend or Stansted

Southend is a much (much) smaller airport than Stansted. Far less crowded and much quicker to get through.

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2. Re: Flying from Southend or Stansted

Totally agree. A"cute" little airport with few departure lounges and on our flights hardly any long lines.

Stansted can be manic with long queues

Why not try an Easyjet flight to say Amsterdam and back on the same day?

Short flights also to Jersey.

Normally would always suggest the cheaper option,but with the reasons you give think it would be an ideal choice.

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I am in total agreement re Southend Airport but if the airport thing is the problem, then coming back via Amsterdam is not a good idea. Amsterdam is huge ...

What about Antwerp - smallish airport. Look on the Flybe site for flights here

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4. Re: Flying from Southend or Stansted

A good point that chris 49 brings up. Didn't read the fear bit.

Reading up that Amsterdam airport is very large never been there so yes one to avoid.

As per previous post or as mentioned Jersey.

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5. Re: Flying from Southend or Stansted

You can of course get flights up to Edinburgh or I think down to Cornwall so no need to leave the uk.

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6. Re: Flying from Southend or Stansted

Good suggestion from John T. Take a flight from Southend to somewhere within the UK. You'll be back on the ground before you know it.

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7. Re: Flying from Southend or Stansted

Thank you for your answers, very helpful. I'm trying very hard to press the BUY button and go to Prague next weekend. 😯

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Beautiful city Prague. One deep breath and hit buy!!!!!

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9. Re: Flying from Southend or Stansted

Heartily agree that you should try to fly again and that it makes more sense to fly from Southend Airport.

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10. Re: Flying from Southend or Stansted

Check train running times at Southend, though, or risk being stranded there...a melancholy fate!

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