FFF: Ease your fear of flying

06.20.14 fear-of-flying-3If you get nervous about flying, you’re not alone! At least one out of every six adults has a fear of flying. In fact, it’s so common that the fear of flying is also known as aviophobia or aerophobia. All airplanes are designed and built to withstand far more stress than occurs in normal flight, including ordinary and extraordinary turbulence. In fact, ninety-nine percent of turbulence injuries are from unfastened seatbelts or falling luggage.

James Wysong, author of “The Air Traveler’s Survival Guide,” has worked as a flight attendant with two major international carriers during the past fifteen years and has some advice to allay any anxiety about air travel. Wysong recommends being upfront about your fears with flight staff and to avoid caffeine prior to air travel to lessen possible tension.

Other suggestions include keeping yourself distracted by reading a book, watching a movie, doing a crossword puzzle or listening to peaceful music to keep your mind off of the flight. Check out more tips and the full article here!

Remember to sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight.

Happy travels!

– The Terminal

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