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Updated:2014-03-14 09:21:51
Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallAs journalists, we get to fly so frequently its become like hopping on and off a bus, even if that bus is more often than not an Airbus. This year so far, my frequent-flyer miles have already been augmented by at least a dozen flights, both within China on short-haul routes and longer journeys abroad.Some of us have never quite gotten used to flying, even though we have been hopping on and off planes more and more in the past 30 years-causing insurance premiums to climb in tandem.There is a certain amount of childlike trust you need to invest while flying.You must have faith that several tons of machinery will perform the necessary miracle of flight; that your pilot knows exactly what hes doing and where hes going; and that at the end of the scheduled hours of being suspended mid-air, you will safely land at your chosen destinations in one piece, the turbulence of the voyage all but forgotten until the next time.Most of us are blase about flying, not because we have conquered our fears but because we have gotten used to the routine. 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