Fear of flying
According to statistics, air transport is the safest mode of transport. However, many people still suffer from phobia of flying, the so-called ‘aviophobia’. If you are amongst these people, we have some advice on how to conquer your fears.
One general advice for the prevention of fear is positive thinking. Sufficient rest, quality sleep or skipping breakfast coffee is also some of the solutions to how to prepare for a positive experience and comfortable flight. Once on board aircraft, simply close your eyes and imagine something very pleasant, such as a meadow in bloom, the song of birds or you could try playing your favourite music. If you start hyperventilating, it is important to “de-oxygenise the blood”, which might be done by breathing into a paper bag, for example.
Every important system in the aircraft is backed-up several times. The pilots, as well as the crew, are specially trained to deal with all types of emergency situations. They not only ensure that you are comfortable, but their priority is to ensure all passengers are safe and secure.
Travelling by an aeroplane could be turned into not only a unique experience, but also a pleasant memory of the comfort and service of the air carrier associated with beautiful birds-eye views.