I'm new here! I'm just looking for some advice and some guidance. So, I feel like it's just better if I cut to the chase.
I'm from Scotland and this year I was accepted to study abroad in the USA for a semester. It's something I've always wanted to do and the school is perfect for my degree, so I feel really fortunate to be given the opportunity. I can't wait to get started!
However...I don't fly very well. I've been to Ireland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Portugal, The Netherlands, Cyprus (North and South), Turkey, USA (x3), Thailand and the UAE and it feels as I'm getting older, I am becoming a bit more anxious on flights. I have a fear of heights, which I think contributes to it.
So, I have been looking for flights and I can find some really good prices from Scotland to North Carolina for around £360 (albeit with a monsterous stopover), however, it requires me to take a 10 hour flight from Glasgow to Toronto (on WestJet), then wait for 16 hours, then take another flight to New York, then wait again, then finally another flight to North Carolina. Ideally, I don't want to be on any flight for 10 hours and ideally, I don't want to have to take 3 flights. When I start looking for other ways to get there - different routes, less flights, less time on flights - and the price is creeping higher and higher.
I was just wondering if anyone knows of any good websites that have features that cater to my criteria? Any people/companies I could phone anything at all, that might improve my chances of getting a better price for a better flight. I'm in no way asking anyone to do the leg work for me, however, if you want to, I'd pay a small fee haha.
Any advice or guidance would be really appreciated.