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Fear of flying meant boy took 16 months to get from Abu Dhabi to Somerset

by | 7th, October 2013

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JOE Thompson, 12, took 16 months to fly from the Abu Dhabi to his native Weston-super-Mare, in Somerset.  No, not a RyanAir booking gone awry. Young Joe became terrified of flying. The Times reports that he was only able to return to the UK after “months of preparation by a hypnotherapist, who accompanied him on the journey home.”

One word: boats.

But we’d be wrong. His father ways he was unable to obtain the visa required for a trip by land and sea. So. Joe had to fly or remain in AbuDhabi forever.

Or maybe take a cruise ship ?

But, then, what about another word: drugs. We get  no word on them. But they do work .

Joe’s father, Tony Thompson, “estimates that his son’s phobia has cost the family more than £40,000 in extra accommodation and cancelled flights.”

Joe landed back home this morning. He said:

 “I’m so happy to be home. I can’t believe how cold it is here. I just want to get home and see my dog. I haven’t seen him for two years and I just want to give him a big hug.”

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