Virgin are officially the best airline I have ever flown with. After the initial airport panic I made it on the plane and eventually in the air without too much stress. The ativan probably helped. They have video games and music and movies in the seat back TVs and you get a goodie bag when you get on with a toothbrush, earplugs, an eye mask, pen and some other bits and pieces all in pink which made me smile.
I spent most of the flight with my eye mask (mine said forty winks across the front) on listening to meditation chants and floating away somewhere else, trying to forget I was on a plane at all and trying to forget about anyone doing a lot of shuffling around me. The news about the liquid bomb plot broke a week before we left and I am sufficiently paranoid. We were checked and re-checked at JFK though, even so much as to have our carry-ons and ourselves searched on the gangway down to the plane. Slightly reassuring I guess. But the flight was relatively painless.