[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] Flying is very, very interesting and exciting. For many it is preferable to driving. However, one disadvantage of flying is the extreme impact of a crash. With its low survival chance, many potential flyers are discouraged from flying. The possibility of a crash according to findings by Jovago is 1 in 5,000. [/dropcap]
Jovago.com, Africa’s Number 1 Hotel Booking Portal brings you some tips on how to surmount flight fright thereby ensuring that you enjoy the flight.
ARRIVE EARLY AT THE AIRPORT
If you are scared of flying, you would do well to arrive at the airport early. This will give you enough opportunity to observe the operations at the airport. How people are briskly leaving and boarding various airplanes with confidence. You can see that nothing actually happened to them. Observing others may probably serve as a confidence booster.
IDENTIFY THE CAUSE OF ANXIETY
Identifying the cause of your anxiety whenever you fly will go a long way in helping you to conquer flight anxiety. Ask yourself why you are anxious, most times it is the fear of turbulence, take-off, crashes and landing. This is peculiar to every flyer. However, there are other identifiable causes. So, ensure that you distract yourself when you are on board. Don’t allow your mind to focus too much on the negatives of flying.
Flying a plane involves four steps namely Gravity, Drag, Lift and Thrust. Understanding these steps will help you to be more comfortable with flying when the plane is taking-off, landing as well as encountering mechanical problems. According the FlyFright, statistics reveals that 73% of fearful flyers are afraid of mechanical problems during flight. Hence, acquiring a bit of knowledge will also play its part.
PRETEND YOU ARE IN A BUS
Play pretend and let your imagination come to your aid as you embark on your flight! However, don’t bother sit close to the window as this would cloud your thoughts and the fright will rush-in like lightening.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT SEAT
Sitting at the back of a plane doesn’t help someone that is always overwhelmed by flying. So, ensure that you select a seat at the front or middle of the plane. But, if you are unable to secure any of these seats, never mind, you can sit at the back. You will not feel the effect of any turbulence because the plane seats are durable and rugged enough to protect you!