To be terrified to fly to Italy on Monday?

(19 Posts)
LetsDoThis74 Fri 26-Aug-16 22:08:40

In light of recent sad events. Im a very nervous flyer and this on top of it is making me not want to go.......

pinkyredrose Fri 26-Aug-16 22:10:06

Stay home?

Crispbutty Fri 26-Aug-16 22:11:47

It was an earthquake. It could happen anywhere. Although that area particularly was always in the higher risk zone. If you are nowhere near that area, then you really do not need to worry. As for flying, its a short flight, try to relax and enjoy your break.

LetsDoThis74 Fri 26-Aug-16 22:15:33

We've saved all year to go and cant afford to lose the money....... My DP has had a hard few months with ill health and we really need a break. Also, my son is really looking forward to it, hes only 3 and isnt aware of what happened.

DoNotBlameMeIVotedRemain Fri 26-Aug-16 22:16:40

We are in Italy at the moment and knew nothing about the earthquake until colleagues in the UK checked we were OK. Are you flying to the area affected? If not it really is business as usual here.

Crispbutty Fri 26-Aug-16 22:17:27

My best friend is on holiday in Italy at the moment, somewhere near Pisa, and the weather there is beautiful. Im sure you will have a great time wherever you are.

user1468407812 Fri 26-Aug-16 22:20:43

Yep, I've got family out there at min, also weren't aware of earthquake til we contacted them. If its nowhere near where you going I wouldn't worry.

DoNotBlameMeIVotedRemain Fri 26-Aug-16 22:21:17

We're in similar area to your friend crisp and it really is fantastic. We are staying next week and have no concerns at all.

DoNotBlameMeIVotedRemain Sat 27-Aug-16 06:28:24

Have you given it anymore though OP? It sounds like you and DH could do with the break. I haven't been to Italy before but it's a beautiful country with lots to see and fab food.

Rosa Sat 27-Aug-16 06:54:35

To those going or who have relations on holiday in Italy. Please take the time to find an Italian Red cross and donate money to help the THOUSANDS that are without a home... And in any church along the way light a candle for the victims. Many areas of Italy are fine and its business as usual . Mind you people on holiday don't generally follow news and events so if they haven't seen a paper or a tv then it is likely they will be unaware. Today is a national day of mourning so expect some closures.

Advicepls7080 Sat 27-Aug-16 06:56:13

To be honest it's a risk you take when you go anywhere prone to earthquakes.

You'll be fine enjoy your holiday

NavyandWhite Sat 27-Aug-16 06:58:08

Truly baffled by this.

Go and enjoy yourselves.

Stellabystarlight Sat 27-Aug-16 07:01:07

My sister is also due to fly out to Rome next week with her DH and it's made her very nervous too although she is aware this is a bit silly and self-centred when you read what has happened to these poor people and their communities. I will pass on about the Red Cross Rosa thanks.

Bagina Sat 27-Aug-16 07:04:15

We're here for a good time, not a long time. Crack on and seize your adventure. A lot of countries are beautiful because they exist on fault lines. Don't be someone who is frightened to live.

Fozzleyplum Sat 27-Aug-16 07:08:37

We're currently in Tuscany (near San Gimignano). We had no idea about either of the earthquakes until we saw the news.

JudyCoolibar Sat 27-Aug-16 07:08:55

I assume you aren't going to the region in question, so I can't see any reason not to go. My DB lives in an earthquake region in New Zealand but it wouldn't stop me visiting him.

Anyfuckers Sat 27-Aug-16 07:14:45

I flew to Rome yesterday, beautiful weather and not a tremor in sight.

LetsDoThis74 Sat 27-Aug-16 07:20:33

Thank you all, i havent said this out loud in real life, im trying to not let my anxiety overwhelm me.....

PotteringAlong Sat 27-Aug-16 07:30:28

It's not more prone to earthquakes than it was before. If you were not terrified before (when the risk was exactly the same) don't be terrified now.

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