According to Alex, though, the producers knew she had another, less terrifying option.
“The producers are messing with Aviva,” she explained in her latestRumor Fix video blog. “There’s a ferry from St. Martin. The producers know this good and well. Why? Because back in Season 1 when they filmed us going there, all the crew took the ferry. They know she doesn’t have to take the little plane if she doesn’t want to. Stop fanning her phobia!”
If she’s right and the RHONY producers did know of another way for her to get there, was their decision to push her for the flight cruel or just the quickest way to go?