Turbulence is nothing to tremble over

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Pilot Reveals What to Really Worry About During Turbulence

Turbulence on an airplane can be terrifying. Everything is shaking, and the entire "Lost" series flashes before your eyes.

Luckily, pilot Patrick Smith revealed all on AskThePilot.com, and he assured everyone that turbulence is nothing more than a nuisance.

The tremors occur in almost every flight, and hardly ever mean anything. Even in the worst turbulence Smith has experienced, he said it hardly affected the plane at all. Most often, turbulent conditions can be predicted and worked around.

Pilots and flight attendants experience turbulence on virtually every single flight they fly on. If it was actually dangerous, they would probably consider a career switch.

If anything, the biggest issue brought by plane turbulence is the inconvenience of service. The snack carts can't be safely rolled through the aisle, meaning people have to wait even longer for their peanuts and mini-soda.

So, have no fear. Turbulence won't cause the plane to crash, or even cause any significant delays... but it might spill your coffee.

By: Amanda Kabbabe

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Turbulence is nothing to tremble over

No. 19. Phuket, Thailand — $171.01

Taxi: $1.99

Hotel: $117.73

Meal: $27.23

Pint of beer: $2.54

Cup of coffee: $2.73

Bottle of wine: $18

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No. 18. Sao Paulo, Brazil — $168.15

Taxi: $3.18

Hotel: $126.48

Meal: $29.89

Pint of beer: $1.43

Cup of coffee: $1.74

Bottle of wine: $9.89

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No. 17. Barcelona, Spain — $159.45

Taxi: $7.80

Hotel: $94.34

Meal: $43.02

Pint of beer: $4.73

Cup of coffee: $2.26

Bottle of wine: $5.62

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No. 16. Toronto, Canada — $158.53

Taxi: $10.26

Hotel: $115.51

Meal: $49.97

Pint of beer: $4.21

Cup of coffee: $3.17

Bottle of wine: $11.33

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No. 15. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — $148.17 

Taxi: $4.75

Hotel: $115.88

Meal: $29.89

Pint of beer: $1.70

Cup of coffee: $1.71

Bottle of wine: $9.57

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No. 14. Antalya, Turkey —$141.48

Taxi: $3.72

Hotel: $104.57

Meal: $16.60)

Pint of beer: £2.50 ($3.53)

Cup of coffee: £1.88 ($2.66)

Bottle of wine: £5.66 ($8)

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No. 13. Prague, Czech Republic — $134.14

Taxi: $2.97

Hotel: $121.86

Meal: $23.88

Pint of beer: $1.41

Cup of coffee: $2.11

Bottle of wine: $5.27

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No. 12. Gran Canaria, Spain — $125.33

Taxi: $2.08

Hotel: $85.92

Meal: $37.65

Pint of beer: $2.30

Cup of coffee: $2.03

Bottle of wine: $7

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No. 11. Berlin, Germany — $114.83

Taxi: $12.90

Hotel: $65.60

Meal: $43.02

Pint of beer: $3.49

Cup of coffee: $2.91

Bottle of wine: $5.65

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No. 10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — $114.83

Taxi: $1.06

Hotel: $72.88

Meal: $15.19

Pint of beer: $4.47

Cup of coffee: $2.83

Bottle of wine: $15.01

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No. 9. Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt — $111.44

Taxi: $1.94

Hotel: $61.83

Meal: $40.30

Pint of beer: $3.02

Cup of coffee: $1.22

Bottle of wine: $7.24

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No. 8. Corfu, Greece — $110.86

Taxi: $7.60

Hotel: $60.02

Meal: $29.58

Pint of beer: $3.35

Cup of coffee: $2.90

Bottle of wine: $12

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No. 7. Auckland, New Zealand — $103.16

Taxi: $10.13

Hotel: $64.11

Meal: $54.90

Pint of beer: $4.93

Cup of coffee: $3.09

Bottle of wine: $11.01

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No. 6. Faro, Portugal — $95.50

Taxi: $1.48

Hotel: $54.26

Meal: $32.26

Pint of beer: $3.79

Cup of coffee: $1.20

Bottle of wine: $5

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No. 5. Cape Town, South Africa — $93.30

Taxi: $8.42

Hotel: $70.36

Meal: $24.24

Pint of beer: $1.63

Cup of coffee: $1.58

Bottle of wine: $5.45

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No. 4. Hanoi, Vietnam — $89.25

Taxi: $1.72

Hotel: $58.31

Meal: $15.23

Pint of beer: $0.66

Cup of coffee: $1.55

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Glass of wine: £7.08 ($10.01)

No. 3. Bangkok, Thailand — $86.82

Taxi: $2.49

Hotel: $52.46

Meal: $21.79

Pint of beer: $2.76

Cup of coffee: $2.64

Bottle of wine: $16

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No. 2. Tenerife, Spain — $82.92

Taxi: $4.11

Hotel: $55.81

Meal: $34.96

Pint of beer: $2.11

Cup of coffee: $1.43

Bottle of wine: $5.09

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No. 1. Budapest, Hungary — $57.01

Taxi: $6.57

Hotel: $32.83

Meal: $27.66

Pint of beer: $1.57

Cup of coffee: $1.77

Glass of wine: $5.04

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