Author: beachbound (---.220.140.67.dynamic.ip.windstream.net)
Date: 10-29-11 12:07
I would agree with Geronimo on talking to your doctor and getting meds to take the edge off, I have a friend that has to do that and it is a huge help. Also, the little places to get a drink at the airports aren't ALWAYS open, depending on the the time and day. Another thing, at least for me, is that the combination of nerves and the feel of every little bit of movement and turbulence on the small plane can make your stomach a little uneasy. I don't know that downing enough alcohol to take the edge off would be a good addition.
Also agree with John W., the VAL Cessna's definitely have a bigger feel to them than the Islanders, BUT we have flown on an Islander with VAL before. We had a regular flight to Culebra booked, but they flew us on a Cessna to Vieques, dropped some people off and re-loaded the rest of us onto an Islander to go to Culebra. So, if you go the VAL route, you might want to explain your wife's fear and the need to be on the bigger plane.