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How to get to the US without flying?

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jjharvey7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Hi folks,

I've been looking around for ferrys that go from the UK to the US and can't find anything. I'm terrified of flying (claustrophobia, panic attacks, and an irrational fear of falling thousands of feet then erupting into flames in a burning metal tomb!), yet I love boats.

Ideally I would like to go from Portsmouth to New York or somewhere in Florida; anyone have any experience of this?

If only they'd finish the bridge over the bering straight I'd be there already :P
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jjharvey7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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steveuk 2 Likes #1
mostwanteddirect#2
maby you will have to stay closer to home i no you can get the bus to spain and places like that but america is a bit far !! why dont you try getting hypnotised or something
mostwanteddirect#3
wow i was wrong you can get a ship to america great info steveuk xx
black gerbil1#4
Jetski/raft.
jjharvey#5
I won't try any 'remedies' because I don't actually want to be 'cured' of the fear. I absolutely loathe planes and even if cured I wouldn't enjoy the travel part, but I actually enjoy being on a big tub. I'm a PITA I know hahaha
jjharvey#6
Thanks for that Steve, you're (potentially) a life saver lol :-D
compo#7
if youre really unlucky a plane will crash into the boat , lol
jjharvey#8
Whilst I'm sitting in my car no doubt lol
REDRANGER86#9
didnt forest gump walk around the world in that movie? could try that
greg_68#10
The problem with the boat is it takes 6 days to get there and 6 to get back so you would have to go on holiday for a month to make it worthwhile.
jjharvey#11
When they build that bridge from russia to alaska, then maybe I'll consider walking it. Have to look on here for a good deal on a parker and one of those daft hats first though
jjharvey#12
I wouldn't be going for a holiday, it's for a work-related thing. To get to where I need to go, it's 6 days on boat, then 3 days on train, but at least I'll get some amazing views compared to being up in the sky
wierdowossbanned#13
9 Days of nonsense travelling for work related thing ?

You must have a great job
jocksteeluk#14
You can have yourself put to sleep for the flight via injection but i am not sure how to go about it.
greg_68#15
I bet the OP hasn't seen Snakes on a plane then!
jjharvey#16
HAHA, no I have never seen snakes on a plane, although I think I can just about guess what it's about!
nightswimmer#17
jjharvey
HAHA, no I have never seen snakes on a plane, although I think I can just about guess what it's about!


What gives it away? :thumbsup:


Not being silly, but if you have problems going on a plane because of claustrophobia, will you be ok on a train and in a small cabin?
jjharvey#18
I don't really enjoy any travel, but can put up with train, plus it would be worth it for the views. Seriously though planes are my worst knightmare, that and the undead. If you look at any easyjet queue you'll see what I mean :-P
hottoshop#19
steveuk


Excellent information steveuk, repped :thumbsup:

I am the same as the op nowadays. Used to fly but can no longer face it.

At one stage I was looking into being able to work my way to the US on a merchant ship or whatever they call them nowadays.
Had to give up for one reason or another but still wonder if it's possible ??
Might be worth looking into ?
nightswimmer#20
jjharvey
I don't really enjoy any travel, but can put up with train, plus it would be worth it for the views.


Fair enough, I can understand that. :)

Seriously though planes are my worst knightmare, that and the undead. If you look at any easyjet queue you'll see what I mean :-P


ROFLMAO! :-D

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